de.mpg.escidoc.pubman.appbase.FacesBean
English
 
Help Guide Disclaimer Contact us Login
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Journal Article

Perceptual attunement in vowels: A meta-analysis

MPS-Authors
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/cone/persons/resource/persons41898

Tsuji,  Sho
International Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Society, Nijmegen, NL;
Center for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands;

http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/cone/persons/resource/persons32807

Cristia,  Alejandrina
Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, CNRS, ENS-DEC-EHESS;
Neurobiology of Language Department, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Society;

Locator
There are no locators available
Fulltext (public)

Tsuj_cristia_2014.pdf
(Publisher version), 273KB

Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Tsuji, S., & Cristia, A. (2014). Perceptual attunement in vowels: A meta-analysis. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(2), 179-191. doi:10.1002/dev.21179.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0014-532D-0
Abstract
Although the majority of evidence on perceptual narrowing in speech sounds is based on consonants, most models of infant speech perception generalize these findings to vowels, assuming that vowel perception improves for vowel sounds that are present in the infant's native language within the first year of life, and deteriorates for non-native vowel sounds over the same period of time. The present meta-analysis contributes to assessing to what extent these descriptions are accurate in the first comprehensive quantitative meta-analysis of perceptual narrowing in infant vowel discrimination, including results from behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging methods applied to infants 0–14 months of age. An analysis of effect sizes for native and non-native vowel discrimination over the first year of life revealed that they changed with age in opposite directions, being significant by about 6 months of age