Payne, Elinor; Post, Brechtje; Astruc, Lluisa; Prieto, Pilar and Vanrell, Maria del Mar
A cross-linguistic study of prosodic lengthening in child-directed speech.
In: Speech Prosody 2010, 11-14 May 2010, Chicago.
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We compared the manifestation of prosodic lengthening in child-directed speech with the adult-directed speech of 6 Catalan and English women. Results showed a less variegated system of prosodic lengthening in CDS, with the selective enhancement of certain structures, notably phrase-final lengthening and (in English) nuclear accented syllables.
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