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Infants, speech and the social world

Dr. Athena Vouloumanos

Tuesday, March 03, 2009, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Department of Psychology, New York University

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Spoken language is a rich signal for language users. Adults hearing speech can use its form and its content to make inferences about its speaker. What inferences do infants make about the speech signal? I will report on studies examining young infants' biases for listening to speech as compared to other sounds, infants; expectations about the source of speech and other vocalizations, and how infants understand speech as a privileged communicative sound for humans. 

Dr. Athena Vouloumanos