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A cross-linguistic study of prosodic lengthening in child-directed speech

By Elinor Payne, Brechtje Post, Lluisa Astruc, Pilar Prieto and Maria del Mar Vanrell


We compared the manifestation of prosodic lengthening in child-directed speech with the adult-directed speech of 6 Catalan and English women. Results showed a less variegated system of prosodic lengthening in CDS, with the selective enhancement of certain structures, notably phrase-final lengthening and (in English) nuclear accented syllables

Year: 2010
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