Speech Prosody 2010
Chicago, IL, USA
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 phrasefinal lengthening and (in English) nuclear accented syllables.
Index Terms: child-directed speech, prosodic lengthening, Catalan, English.
Bibliographic reference. Payne, Elinor / Post, Brechtje / Astruc, Lluïsa / Prieto, Pilar / Vanrell, Maria del Mar (2010): "A cross-linguistic study of prosodic lengthening in child-directed speech", In SP-2010, paper 319.