Payne, Elinor; Post, Brechtje; Astruc, Lluisa; Prieto, Pilar and Vanrell, Maria del Mar
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Interval-based rhythm metrics were applied to the speech of English, Catalan and Spanish 2, 4 and 6 year-olds, and compared with the (adult-directed) speech of their mothers. Results reveal that child speech does not fall into a well-defined rhythmic class: for all three languages, it is more ‘vocalic’ (higher %V) than adult speech and has a tendency towards lower variability (when normalized for speech rate) in vocalic interval duration. Consonantal interval variability, however, is higher in child speech, particularly for younger children. Nevertheless, despite the identification of common, cross-linguistic patterns in child speech, the emergence of language-specific rhythmic indices is also clearly observable, even in the speech of 2 year-olds.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 The Author(s)|
|Keywords:||Catalan; development; English; rhythm; Spanish|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Education and Language Studies > Languages|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Lluisa Astruc|
|Date Deposited:||14 Jun 2012 08:46|
|Last Modified:||27 Oct 2012 08:27|
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