Acquisition of focus by normal hearing and Cochlear implanted children

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Torppa , R , Faulkner , A , Vainio , M & Järvikivi , J 2010 , ' Acquisition of focus by normal hearing and Cochlear implanted children : The role of musical experience ' in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody .

Title: Acquisition of focus by normal hearing and Cochlear implanted children;
The role of musical experience
Author: Torppa, Ritva; Faulkner, Andrew; Vainio, Martti; Järvikivi, Juhani
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences
University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences
University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Belongs to series: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody
Abstract: Two experiments investigated the perception of compound vs. phrasal stress and narrow focus in normally hearing children and children with Cochlear Implants (CI). Additionally, we investigated whether musical experience would predict children’s performance in these tasks. The results showed no difference between CI and normal-hearing (NH) children in either experiment. However, whereas we found no clear effect of age in the children’s stress detection, there was a clear age related trajectory in the ability to recognise (narrow) focus. Moreover, this trend was similar to what has been found previously for English children. Importantly, prior music experience was significantly linked to CI children’s perception of focus.
Peer review status: Peer reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/23603
Date: 2010
Subject: 515 Psychology
6162 Cognitive science


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