Second International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2001)

Florence, Italy
September 13-15, 2001

Analysis of Cries of Singletons and Twins During the First Year of Life

Kathleen Wermke (1), Werner Mende (2)

(1) Humboldt-University Berlin, Medical Faculty, Institute of Anthropology, Berlin, Germany
(2) Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science, Berlin, Germany

The approach of our cry investigations is explained on the background of long-term analysis in singletons and twins. The focus is set on analyses of the fundamental frequency and its variations in time. Time variations of the fundamental frequency on different time scales are characterised with concern to their importance for the description of developmental stages. Behind a high variability of most cry features a universal program for prespeech development is hypothesised.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wermke, Kathleen / Mende, Werner (2001): "Analysis of cries of singletons and twins during the first year of life", In MAVEBA-2001, 75-78.