Recognizing familiar and foreign words and music by children and adults: An examination of the critical period hypothesis

  • Elizabeth D. McFadden University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Ave., Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Canada
  • Annabel J. Cohen University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Ave., Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Canada
Keywords: Acoustic wave propagation, Acoustic waves, Speech analysis, Speech recognition, Language acquisition, Music acquisition, Sound recognition

Abstract

The relative ease with which children versus adults carried out a recognition task for words in their own versus an unfamiliar language was investigated. According to the critical period hypothesis it was predicted that the difference in the foreign and native recognition scores for music and language would be less than the respective difference within these two acoustical domains for adults.
Published
2003-09-01
How to Cite
1.
McFadden ED, Cohen AJ. Recognizing familiar and foreign words and music by children and adults: An examination of the critical period hypothesis. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003Sep.1 [cited 2019Oct.18];31(3):26-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1533
Section
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada