Cross-linguistic influences on infant babbling

Authors

  • Karen Mattock School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University, 1266 Pine Ave West, Montreal, Que. H3G 1A8, Canada
  • Susan Rvachew School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University, 1266 Pine Ave West, Montreal, Que. H3G 1A8, Canada
  • Linda Polka School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University, 1266 Pine Ave West, Montreal, Que. H3G 1A8, Canada

Keywords:

Computer software, Frequency response, Learning systems, Linguistics, Natural frequencies, Personal computers, Infant babbling, Linguistic differences, Time frequency response software, Vowels

Abstract

The developmental changes in first formant (F1) frequencies and second formant (F2) frequencies in vowels produced by infants 10 through 18 months of age and cross linguistic differences in F1 and F2 in vowels produced by English- and French-learning infants during this period was analyzed. The babble samples were recorded during a play session between mother and infant. Speech utterances were digitized at 22050Hz using time frequency response software (AVAAZ) and PC hardware. It was found that mean F1 and standard deviation F1 decreased with age for the French but not English infants.

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Published

2005-09-01

How to Cite

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Mattock K, Rvachew S, Polka L. Cross-linguistic influences on infant babbling. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2005 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];33(3):78-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1753

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada