ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Six- and twelve-month-olds' discrimination of native versus non-native between- and within-organ fricative place contrasts

Michael D. Tyler, Catherine T. Best, Louis M. Goldstein, Mark Antoniou, Lidija Krebs-Lazendic

Discrimination of native versus non-native between- and withinarticulatory organ fricative contrasts was examined in 6 and 12 month-old infants. 12 month-olds discriminated between- (tongue-tip vs. lips) but not within-organ place contrasts (two tongue tip constriction locations), but 6 month-olds only did so for the non-native between-organ contrast. The results support the Articulatory Organ Hypothesis that infants attend more to differences between active articulatory organs than to differences between specific gestures of a single organ (e.g., constriction location or degree).


Cite as: Tyler, M.D., Best, C.T., Goldstein, L.M., Antoniou, M., Krebs-Lazendic, L. (2008) Six- and twelve-month-olds' discrimination of native versus non-native between- and within-organ fricative place contrasts. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 1970

@inproceedings{tyler08_interspeech,
  author={Michael D. Tyler and Catherine T. Best and Louis M. Goldstein and Mark Antoniou and Lidija Krebs-Lazendic},
  title={{Six- and twelve-month-olds' discrimination of native versus non-native between- and within-organ fricative place contrasts}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={1970}
}