Six- and twelve-month-olds' discrimination of native versus non-native between- and within-organ fricative place contrasts

Michael D. Tyler*, Catherine T. Best, Louis M. Goldstein, Mark Antoniou, Lidija Krebs-Lazendic

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Abstract

Discrimination of native versus non-native between- and within-articulatory organ fricative contrasts was examined in 6 and 12 month-old infants. 12 month-olds discriminated between- (tongue-tip vs. lips) but not within-organ place contrasts (two tongue tip constriction locations), but 6 month-olds only did so for the non-native between-organ contrast. The results support the Articulatory Organ Hypothesis that infants attend more to differences between active articulatory organs than to differences between specific gestures of a single organ (e.g., constriction location or degree).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterspeech 2008
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, incorporating SST 2008
Place of PublicationAdelaide, SA
PublisherCausal Productions
Pages1970
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781615673780
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Annual Conference of the International-Speech-Communication-Association (INTERSPEECH 2008) - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 22 Sep 200826 Sep 2008

Conference

Conference9th Annual Conference of the International-Speech-Communication-Association (INTERSPEECH 2008)
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period22/09/0826/09/08

Keywords

  • speech perception
  • infant development

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