Development of prosodic patterns in Mandarin-learning infants

Li Mei Chen, Raymond D. Kent

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Early prosodic development (f0 variation) was systematically measured in Mandarin-learning infants at the transition from babbling to producing first words. Spontaneous vocalizations of twenty-four infants aged 0 ; 7 to 1 ; 6 were recorded in 45-minute sessions. The speech production of twenty-four caregivers was also audio-recorded during caregiverinfant natural daily interactions at home. All recordings were transcribed using broad prosodic patterns. Analysis revealed four major findings: (1) falling f0 contours were more prominently produced than level and rising contours; (2) high prosodic patterns occurred more frequently than mid and low prosodic patterns; (3) these distribution patterns of f0 contours showed significant similarities in babbling and early words; and (4) these distribution patterns were also similar in infants' and their caregivers' data.

頁(從 - 到)73-84
期刊Journal of Child Language
出版狀態Published - 2009 一月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 語言與語言學
  • 實驗與認知心理學
  • 發展與教育心理學
  • 語言和語言學
  • 心理學(全部)


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