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Is prosodic development correlated with grammatical and lexical development?: evidence from emerging intonation in Catalan and Spanish

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dc.contributor.author Prieto Vives, Pilar, 1965-
dc.contributor.author Estrella, Ana
dc.contributor.author Thorson, Jill C.
dc.contributor.author Vanrell, Maria del Mar
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-20T08:38:50Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-20T08:38:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Prieto P, Estrella A, Thorson J, Vanrell MDM. Is prosodic development correlated with grammatical and lexical development?: evidence from emerging intonation in Catalan and Spanish. J Child Lang. 2012;39(2):221-57. DOI: 10.1017/S030500091100002X
dc.identifier.issn 0305-0009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/47627
dc.description.abstract This investigation focuses on the development of intonation patterns in four Catalan-speaking children and two Spanish-speaking children between 0 ; 11 and 2 ; 4. Pitch contours were prosodically analyzed within the Autosegmental Metrical framework in all meaningful utterances, for a total of 6558 utterances. The pragmatic meaning and communicative function were also assessed. Three main conclusions arise from the results. First, the study shows that the Autosegmental Metrical model can be successfully used to transcribe early intonation contours. Second, results reveal that children's emerging intonation is largely independent of grammatical development, and generally it develops well before the appearance of two-word combinations. As for the relationship between lexical and intonational development, the data show that the emergence of intonational grammar is related to the onset of speech and the presence of a small lexicon. Finally, we discuss the implications of these results for the biological hypothesis of intonational production.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by grants FFI2009-07648/ FILO and CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010 ‘Bilingüismo y Neurociencia Cognitiva CSD2007-00012’ awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and by project 2009 SGR 701 awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Child Language. 2012;39(2):221-57
dc.rights © Cambridge University Press. The published version of the article: Prieto P, Estrella A, Thorson J, Vanrell MDM. Is prosodic development correlated with grammatical and lexical development?: evidence from emerging intonation in Catalan and Spanish. J Child Lang. 2012;39(2):221-57 is available at https://doi.org/10.1017/S030500091100002X
dc.title Is prosodic development correlated with grammatical and lexical development?: evidence from emerging intonation in Catalan and Spanish
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S030500091100002X
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/FFI2009-07648
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PN/CSD2007-00012
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