This paper reports an acoustical investigation of the development of the voicing contrast in Italian word initial stops produced by three groups of infants: premature, low-birth and controls. The purposes of the study were to compare the patterns of acquisition of thc acoustic-phonetic cues for voicing in the speech of at-risk infants and controls and to discuss the inter-group differencies in relation to phonological proficiency.
The acquisition of voicing contrast in normal and at-risk children
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Université de Provence Aix-Marseille I, Aix-en-Provence, FRA
XIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, pp. 150–153, Aix-en-Provence (F), 19-24 Agosto 1991