Tone hyperarticulation in Cantonese infant-directed speech

Nan Xu*, Denis Burnham

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

There is extensive evidence for vowel hyperarticulation in infant-directed speech (IDS) [1, 2, 3], but little is known about lexical tones in tonal IDS. Here, longitudinal recordings of Cantonese IDS revealed that tones, like vowels, are hyperarticulated. Implications of this finding for infant linguistic development are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterspeech 2008
Subtitle of host publication9th annual conference of the international speech communication association 2008, Vols 1-5
Place of PublicationBaixas, France
PublisherISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC
Pages624-624
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

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Keywords

  • Infant-directed speech
  • vowel hyperarticulation
  • tone hyperarticulation
  • ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS

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Xu, N., & Burnham, D. (2008). Tone hyperarticulation in Cantonese infant-directed speech. In Interspeech 2008: 9th annual conference of the international speech communication association 2008, Vols 1-5 (pp. 624-624). Baixas, France: ISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC.