Publication
Title
Prosodic modulation in the babble of cochlear implanted and normally hearing infants: a perceptual study using a visual analogue scale
Author
Abstract
This study investigates prosodic modulation in the spontaneous canonical babble of congenitally deaf infants with cochlear implants (CI) and normally hearing (NH) infants. Research has shown that the acoustic cues to prominence are less modulated in CI babble. However acoustic measurements of individual cues to prominence give incomplete information about prosodic modulation. In the present study, raters are asked to judge prominence since they simultaneously take into account all prosodic cues. Disyllabic utterances produced by CI and NH infants were presented to naive adult raters who had to indicate the degree and direction of prosodic modulation between syllables on a visual analogue scale. The results show that the babble of infants with CI is rated as having less prosodic modulation. Moreover, segmentally more variegated babble is rated as having more prosodic modulation. Raters do not perceive the babble to be predominantly trochaic, which indicates that the predominant stress pattern of Dutch is not yet apparent in the childrens productions.
Language
English
Source (journal)
First language. - Chalfont St. Giles, 1980, currens
First language. - Chalfont St. Giles, 1980, currens
Publication
Chalfont St. Giles : 2018
ISSN
0142-7237 [print]
1740-2344 [online]
Volume/pages
38 :5 (2018) , p. 481-502
ISI
000443339600002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Stress and Rhythm in Early Speech Productions of Hearing and Congenitally Deaf Children with a Cochlear Implant: A Longitudinal Study.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 20.09.2021
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