Word Frequency Influences Sound-Meaning Associations
2000 (English)In: Proceedings of Fonetik 2000, The 13th Swedish Phonetic Conference, Skövde, May 24-26, 2000. / [ed] Antonis Botinis, Niklas Torstensson, Skövde: Department of Languages, University of Skövde , 2000, 81-84 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Two experiments were designed to examine 12-month-old Swedish-learning infants’ ability to use phonotactic and word accent cues to word boundaries. Twenty-five infants were tested using the so-called Visual Preference Procedure. The stimuli were CVC.CVC (experiment 1) and CVC.CVCCVC nonsense words (experiment 2). The word accent of the stimuli signalled either a single word-like unit or two separate units. Also, the cross-syllabic C.C clusters of the stimuli were either typically occurring within words or across word boundaries. The infants looking times at images of objects, presented along the nonsense words, were measured. Compared with results of similar experiments on English-learning infants, the results of the present study were not clear-cut: the infants did not specifically respond to word boundary cues. Instead, a preference for accent 2 stimuli and stimuli with typical word internal phonotactics was found.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: Department of Languages, University of Skövde , 2000. 81-84 p.
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Phonetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-62655OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-62655DiVA: diva2:443848
Eeva Klintfors är född Koponen.2011-10-132011-09-262014-05-26Bibliographically approved