Adults have been shown to categorize an ambiguous syllable differently depending on which sound precedes it. The present paper reports preliminary results from an on-going experiment, investigating seven- to nine-month-olds on their sensitivity to non-speech contexts when perceiving an ambiguous syllable. The results suggest that the context effect is present already in infancy. Additional data is currently collected and results will be presented in full at the conference.
Bibliographic reference. Marklund, Ellen / Lacerda, Francisco / Ericsson, Anna (2010): "Speech categorization context effects in seven- to nine-month-old infants", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 1233-1236.