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Effects of Utterance Position and Familiarity on Mothers’ Production of Labels: An Acoustic Analysis of Child-Directed SpeechDownload
Research on child-directed speech (CDS) has hosted a debate surrounding the reason caretakers use certain acoustic-prosodic characteristics when speaking to children. This study seeks to investigate the purpose of two of these CDS characteristics: higher mean pitch (Hz) and wider pitch range...
Pitch perception in vocal learners: Fundamental shared components of pitch processing and biological relevanceDownload
Pitch perception is important in both music and language perception in humans. Vocal learners, including humans, share the property of learning their vocalizations from a tutor when young. Similar behavioural and neural mechanisms underlying vocal production among different species of vocal...