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English-learning one- to two-year-olds do not show a consonant bias in word learning.
Following the proposal that consonants are more involved than vowels in coding the lexicon (Nespor, Peña & Mehler, 2003), an early lexical consonant bias was found from age 1;2 in French but an equal sensitivity to consonants ...
British English infants segment words only with exaggerated infant-directed speech stimuli.
The word segmentation paradigm originally designed by Jusczyk and Aslin (1995) has been widely used to examine how infants from the age of 7.5 months can extract novel words from continuous speech. Here we report a series ...
Parent or community: where do 20-month-olds exposed to two accents acquire their representation of words?
The recognition of familiar words was evaluated in 20-month-old children raised in a rhotic accent environment to parents that had either rhotic or non-rhotic accents. Using an Intermodal Preferential Looking task children ...