Unformatted text preview: aged he produced a larger number of speech sounds to interact with those in his environment. Newborn Speech Perception
From birth, infants attend to their environments and the sounds in their environment. They hear and process information. Infants attend to the prosodic regularities of human speech and thus they are aware of stress and intonation patterns for the language they are exposed to in their home environment. In early infancy the child has the ability to attend to phonetic details across all languages including their native language. As children age, they develop an appreciation for their phonetic details of their native language and thus they lose their “universal listener” status prior to 10 months of age.
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- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology