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Acquisition of focus by normal hearing and Cochlear Implanted children: The role of musical experience

Torppa, R; Faulkner, A; Järvikivi, J; Vainio, M; (2010) Acquisition of focus by normal hearing and Cochlear Implanted children: The role of musical experience. In: Hasegawa-Johnson, M, (ed.) Speech Prosody 2010, Fifth International Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, May 10-14, 2010. SProSIG Green open access

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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.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Acquisition of focus by normal hearing and Cochlear Implanted children: The role of musical experience
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/sp2010/sp10_977...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1329045
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