9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
September 22-26, 2008
Tone Hyperarticulation in Cantonese Infant-Directed Speech
Nan Xu, Denis Burnham
University of Western Sydney, Australia
There is extensive evidence for vowel hyperarticulation in infant-directed
speech (IDS) [1, 2, 3], but little is known about lexical
tones in tonal IDS. Here, longitudinal recordings of Cantonese IDS
revealed that tones, like vowels, are hyperarticulated. Implications
of this finding for infant linguistic development are discussed.
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Xu, Nan / Burnham, Denis (2008):
"Tone hyperarticulation in Cantonese infant-directed speech",
In INTERSPEECH-2008, 624.