5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Special Speech Registers: Talking To Australian And Thai Infants, And To Pets

Denis Burnham

University of NSW / University of Western Sydney Macarthur, Australia

Infant directed speech (IDS) is the special speech register used to talk to human infants. This paper provides an historical and theoretical background to the study of IDS and special speech registers, as an introduction to four papers which follow. These are concerned with Australian IDS [Kitamura & Burnham], Thai IDS [Thanavisuth & Luksaneeyanawin; Luksaneeyanawin, Thanavisuth, Sittigasorn, & Rukkarangsarit], and Australian pet directed speech [Burnham, Francis, Vollmer-Conna, Kitamura, Averkiou, Olley, Nguyen, & Paterson].

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Bibliographic reference.  Burnham, Denis (1998): "Special speech registers: talking to australian and Thai infants, and to pets", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0915.