12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Children's Recognition of their own Voice: Influence of Phonological Impairment

Sofia Strömbergsson

KTH, Sweden

This study explores the ability to identify the recorded voice as one's own, in three groups of children: one group of children with phonological impairment (PI) and two groups of children with typical speech and language development; 4.5 year-olds and 7.8 year-olds. High average performance rates in all three groups suggest that these children indeed recognize their recorded voice as their own, with no significant difference between the groups. Signs indicating that children with deviant speech use their speech deviance as a cue to identifying their own voice are discussed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Strömbergsson, Sofia (2011): "Children's recognition of their own voice: influence of phonological impairment", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 2205-2208.