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Early acquisition of F0 alignment and scaling patterns in Catalan and Spanish

Vanrell, Maria del Mar; Prieto, Pilar; Astruc, Lluïsa; Payne, Elinor and Post, Brecthje (2010). Early acquisition of F0 alignment and scaling patterns in Catalan and Spanish. In: Speech Prosody, 10-14 May 2010, Chicago.

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Abstract

Six Catalan-speaking and six Spanish-speaking children between the ages of 24 and 48 months participated in a controlled naming task to elicit statement intonation patterns. A total of 127 utterances were prosodically analyzed using Cat_ToBI and Sp_ToBI ([1], [2]) and phonetic analyses of tonal alignment and scaling were performed. Our results show that children as young as two can finely control tonal alignment, corroborating some recent results for Catalan, Spanish, English, and European Portuguese ([3], [4], [5], [6]). Importantly, children show a more precise development of tonal alignment than tonal scaling. The f0 scaling results show that the youngest children do not produce the target L% boundary tone, confirming earlier observations on the high proportion of “level contours” in infant speech ([3], [4], [7]).

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 ISCA
Keywords: acquisition of intonation; infant prosody; infant intonation; Catalan language; Spanish language
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 31450
Depositing User: Lluïsa Astruc
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 14:15
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 12:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/31450
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