The development of the phonetics and phonology of speech prosody in adolescents and young adults with cochlear implants

Heike Lehnert-Lehouillier, Linda Spencer


This study investigates the relationship between the acoustically analyzable aspects of speech prosody and its linguistic and cognitive organization by looking at the phonetics and phonology of prosody production in adolescents and young adults with cochlear implants (CI). Sentence productions from 24 CI users were analyzed for this study. Nine of those 24 young adults were implanted before the age of 4.0 years (early implantation group), 10 were implanted between the ages of 4.1 and 10.0 years (mid implantation group), and 5 of the 24 CI users were implanted past the age of 10.1 years (late implantation group). Utterance final F0 rise in questions as phonetic correlate of sentence prosody, and phrase accent/boundary tone combinations as correlate of the phonological aspects of sentence prosody were analyzed. While no evidence of a group difference with respect to phonetic aspects of sentence prosody were found, differences between the groups in the linguistic organization of sentence prosody may exist.


Cite as

Lehnert-Lehouillier, H., Spencer, L. (2016) The development of the phonetics and phonology of speech prosody in adolescents and young adults with cochlear implants. Proc. Speech Prosody 2016, (abstract).

Bibtex
@inproceedings{Lehnert-Lehouillier+2016,
author={Heike Lehnert-Lehouillier and Linda Spencer},
title={The development of the phonetics and phonology of speech prosody in adolescents and young adults with cochlear implants},
year=2016,
booktitle={Speech Prosody 2016}
}