Speech Perception in Normally Developing Infants and Children
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1. The Issue

What is the innate state of language development, and how does it interact with the specific environment in which children learn their native language? These questions have always intrigued researchers (Lerner et al. 2011). In the past few decades, studies on infant speech perception have shown strong evidence that newborn infants distinguish phonetic contrasts in …

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Feng-Ming TSAO, “Speech Perception in Normally Developing Infants and Children”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000208>
First published online: 2015

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