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Before perceptual narrowing: the emergence of the native sounds of language

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dc.contributor.author Zacharaki, Konstantina
dc.contributor.author Sebastián Gallés, Núria
dc.date.accessioned 2023-02-01T13:28:04Z
dc.date.available 2023-02-01T13:28:04Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Zacharaki K, Sebastian-Galles N. Before perceptual narrowing: the emergence of the native sounds of language. Infancy. 2022;27(5):900-15. DOI: 10.1111/infa.12486
dc.identifier.issn 1525-0008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/55531
dc.description.abstract The present study investigates the precursors of representations of phonemes in 4.5-month-olds. The emergence of phonemes has been mainly studied within the framework of perceptual narrowing, that is, infants tuning to their native language and losing sensitivity to non-native speech. One of the mechanisms behind this phenomenon is distributional learning. In this article, we tested the preference of 4.5-month-old infants using lists of pseudowords that resemble the vowel distribution of the native or a non-native language. We found that infants prefer listening to the lists mirroring the native language. The results suggest that infants can extract vowel information from novel stimuli, and they can map it on pre-existing knowledge on vowels that leads to a preference for the native lists.
dc.description.sponsorship Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Grant/Award Number: Academia 2019 award; Catalan Government, Grant/ Award Number: FI2018, SGR 2017-268, FI-9015-456763; Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, Grant/ Award Number: PGC2018-101831-B-I00
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Infancy. 2022;27(5):900-15.
dc.relation.isreferencedby https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/2VR85
dc.rights © 2022 The Authors. Infancy published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of International Congress of Infant Studies. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.other Percepció auditiva
dc.subject.other Nodrissons
dc.title Before perceptual narrowing: the emergence of the native sounds of language
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/infa.12486
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/PGC2018-101831-B-I00
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