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A cross-linguistic study of prosodic lengthening in child-directed speech

Payne, Elinor; Post, Brechtje; Astruc, Lluisa; Prieto, Pilar and Vanrell, Maria del Mar (2010). 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.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
Item ID: 21151
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Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2010 15:31
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 23:26
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