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dc.contributor.authorNazzi, T
dc.contributor.authorFloccia, C
dc.contributor.authorMoquet, B
dc.contributor.authorButler, J
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-18T13:28:31Z
dc.date.available2017-09-18T13:28:31Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-01
dc.identifier.issn0022-0965
dc.identifier.issn1096-0457
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/9960
dc.description.abstract

Using a name-based categorization task, Nazzi found in 2005 that French-learning 20-month-olds can make use of one-feature consonantal contrasts between new labels but fail to do so with one-feature vocalic contrasts. This asymmetry was interpreted as developmental evidence for the proposal that consonants play a more important role than vowels at the lexical level. In the current study using the same task, we first show that by 30 months French-learning infants can make use of one-feature vocalic contrasts (e.g., /pize/-/pyze/). Second, we show that in a situation where infants must neglect either a consonantal one-feature change or a vocalic one-feature change (e.g., match a /pide/ with either a /tide/ or a /pyde/), both French- and English-learning 30-month-olds choose to neglect the vocalic change rather than the consonantal change. We argue that these results suggest that by 30 months of age, infants still give less weight to vocalic information than to consonantal information in a lexically related task even though they are able to process fine vocalic information.

dc.format.extent522-537
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectChild, Preschool
dc.subjectCross-Cultural Comparison
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectFrance
dc.subjectGreat Britain
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLinguistics
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectPhonetics
dc.subjectVoice
dc.titleBias for consonantal information over vocalic information in 30-month-olds: cross-linguistic evidence from French and English.
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.author-urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18572185
plymouth.issue4
plymouth.volume102
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2008.05.003
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalJ Exp Child Psychol
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jecp.2008.05.003
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dcterms.dateAccepted2008-05-13
dc.identifier.eissn1096-0457
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