Prosodische wahrnehmung im frühen spracherwerb

Translated title of the contribution: Prosodic perception during early language acquisition

Declan C. Schroeder, Barbara Höhle

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Abstract

Prosody plays an important role in early language acquisition that in most children proceeds rapidly and easily. From birth on infants are able to perceive prosodic information in the speech signal. During the course of the first year of life prosodic perception abilities continue to develop. Cross-linguistic studies have shown that this development is already influenced by the native language. As prosodic and syntactic units occur often in correlation, prosodic cues in the continuous speech signal might help infants to derive information on how to segment their native language into syntactically relevant units. Indeed, infants use their prosodic perception and are able to detect word, phrase and clause boundaries using prosodic cues from the speech signal. Thus, during the first year of life when perceiving speech the processing of prosodic cues is focussed and allows for an efficient access to language acquisition. Future studies need to determine whether early prosodic perception abilities can provide markers for later language development and predict language impairment.

Translated title of the contributionProsodic perception during early language acquisition
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)E91-E98
Number of pages8
JournalSprache Stimme Gehor
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • prosodic processing
  • early speech perception
  • segmentation
  • prosodic cues
  • prosody-syntax interface
  • YOUNG INFANTS
  • CLAUSE SEGMENTATION
  • WORD SEGMENTATION
  • SPEECH
  • CUES
  • BOUNDARIES
  • NEWBORNS
  • RHYTHM
  • UNITS

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