Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Research Article: Discrimination of Lexical Tones in the First Year of Life

Authors
Ao Chen (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics)

René Kager (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics)


Paper Highlights

  • 4-month-old infants failed to discriminate non-native lexical tones.
  • 6- and 12-month-old infants discriminate non-native lexical tones, presented with either single or multiple tokens.
  • The improvement in perception may be the result of general cognitive development.

DOI: 10.1002/icd.1944


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