Children's Spontaneous and Imitative Speech An Acoustic-Phonetic Analysis Research Note
Research Note  |   September 01, 1983
Children's Spontaneous and Imitative Speech
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Z. S. Bond
    Ohio University, Athens
  • Solveig Sperati Korte
    Ohio University, Athens
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Research Notes
Research Note   |   September 01, 1983
Children's Spontaneous and Imitative Speech
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1983, Vol. 26, 464-467. doi:10.1044/jshr.2603.464
History: Received July 27, 1981 , Accepted August 12, 1982
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1983, Vol. 26, 464-467. doi:10.1044/jshr.2603.464
History: Received July 27, 1981; Accepted August 12, 1982

The purpose of this study was to compare the voice onset time of voiced and voiceless stop consonants in children's spontaneous and imitative speech. Ten children (2:3 to 3:8) were recorded producing the same test words spontaneously and imitatively, following a model. There were no statistically significant difference between imitative and spontaneous productions.

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