Vocal imitation in early language acquisition
2008 (English)In: Interspeech2008, 2008, 1976-1979 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents a study of vocal imitation during the early stages of the language acquisition process. Utterances were extracted from recordings of adult-infant interactions in controlled but naturalistic experimental settings. For each recording session, utterances were used to create pairs of adult-infant samples that were presented to a panel of listeners, whose task was to judge whether the samples in a pair could be considered as imitations of each other or not. The results suggest an age-dependent hierarchy for the impact of different phonetic dimensions on imitation judgments and provide a basis for a quantitative model of vocal imitation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 1976-1979 p.
language acquisition, vocal tract, imitation, developmental robot, information processing, equivalence classification
General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17386OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-17386DiVA: diva2:183907