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Vowel space area in later childhood and adolescence : effects of age, sex and ease of communication
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This studyinvestigatedvowelspacearea(VSA)developmentinchildhoodandadolescenceanditsimpactonthe ability tohyperarticulatevowels.Inexperiment1,96participantsaged914 yearscarriedoutaninteractivetask when communicationwaseasy(nobarrier, NB) anddifficult (thespeechofoneparticipantwas filtered througha vocoder, VOC). Previousrecordingsfrom20adultswereusedasreference.MeasuresofVSA(ERB2), F1and F2 ranges(ERB)andarticulationratewereobtained.Children'sVSAweresignificantly largerthanadults'.From the ageof11,vowelhyperarticulationwasevidentinVOC,butonlybecauseVSAweregraduallyreducingwith age inNB.TheresultssuggestthatwhilstlargeVSAdonotpreventchildrenfromhyperarticulatingvowels,the manner inwhichthisisachievedmaynotbeadult-like.Experiment2wasconductedtoverifythatlargeVSAwere not aby-productofchildrenbeingunabletoseeeachother.Thirteenparticipantscarriedoutthesametaskface- to-face withtheirinterlocutor.Comparisonstomatchedparticipantsfromexperiment1showednodifferencesin VSA, indicatingthattheaudio-onlymodalitydidnotinfluence results.PossiblereasonsforlargerVSAinthe spontaneous speechofchildrenandadolescentsarediscussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of phonetics. - London
Publication
London : 2016
ISSN
0095-4470
Volume/pages
54(2016), p. 1-14
ISI
000368747000001
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UAntwerpen
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