An electrophysiological study of infants' sensitivity to
- Infant Directed Speech in Natural Interactionâ€”Norwegian Vowel Quantity and Quality. Englund, Kjellrum T.; Behne, Dawn M. // Journal of Psycholinguistic Research;May2005, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p259
An interactive face-to-face setting is used to study natural infant directed speech (IDS) compared to adult directed speech (ADS). With distinctive vowel quantity and vowel quality, Norwegian IDS was used in a natural quasi-experimental design. Six Norwegian mothers were recorded over a period...
- Kikuyu vowel harmony. Long Peng // South African Journal of African Languages;2000, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p370
Focuses on the phonological patterns of Kikuyu group in Kenya. Identification of the productive system of vowel harmony; Determination of the deviant properties of Bantu harmony system; Distinction of the seven vowels.
- TIME FACTORS IN PERCEPTION OF A DOUBLE CONSONANT. Pickett, J. M.; Decker, Louis R. // Language & Speech;Jan-Mar60, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p11
Examines the perceptual distinction between a single stop consonant /p/. Effects of two time factors; Analysis of the effects of ten closure durations; Rate of closure duration.
- Lexical access and vocabulary development in very young bilinguals. Poulin-Dubois, Diane; Bialystok, Ellen; Blaye, Agnes; Polonia, Alexandra; Yott, Jessica // International Journal of Bilingualism;Feb2013, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p57
This study compares lexical access and expressive and receptive vocabulary development in monolingual and bilingual toddlers. More specifically, the link between vocabulary size, production of translation equivalents, and lexical access in bilingual infants was examined as well as the...
- Mothers provide differential feedback to infants' prelinguistic sounds. Gros-Louis, Julie; West, Meredith J.; Goldstein, Michael H.; King, Andrew P. // International Journal of Behavioral Development;Nov2006, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p509
Few studies have focused on mechanisms' of developmental change during the prelinguistic period. The lack of focus on early vocal development is surprising given that maternal responsiveness to infants during the first two years has been found to influence later language development. In...
- SCHOLASTIC News. // Scholastic News -- Edition 2;Jan2009, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p1
The article presents several quizzes related to phonic analysis of consonants and vowels, grammar, usage and mechanics.
- DURATION OF POST-STRESS INTERVOCALIC STOPS AND PRECEDING VOWELS. Sharp, Donald J. // Language & Speech;Jan-Mar62, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p26
Determines whether duration of intervocalic stops or the vowels that precede them could act as clues to listeners in distinguishing between t-d word pairs. Measurements of the duration of the closure of post-stress; Vowel duration in monosyllabic words.
- VOWEL DURATION IN WHISPERED AND IN NORMAL SPEECH. Sharf, Donald J. // Language & Speech;Apr-Jun64, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p89
Measures vowel duration in whispered and in normal speech. Duration of whispered vowels; Assessment of the degree of mouth opening; Explanation of vowel duration variations in terms of language structure and the dynamic properties of the speech mechanism.
- Exploring the connection between oral language and early reading. Gambrell, Linda B. // Reading Teacher;Feb2004, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p490
Explores the role of oral language in early literacy development. Reason for the need to know more about the relationship between oral language and reading development; Role of phonological awareness in word decoding; Significant factors in early reading development.