Covert speech production in infants
Dates:1 September 2016 - 31 December 2016
Date limite de candidature:1 September 2016
~ Sep-Dec 2016 ~ Jan-March 2017 ~ Apr-June 2017
Towards the end of their second year of life, infants typically understand several dozen words, but pronounce very few of them. Using an innovative training paradigm based on anticipatory eye-movements, we have shown that they can covertly produce words (“inner speech”) that they do not yet overtly pronounce, and, moreover, categorize them as short or long. In this project, we will use the same paradigm but with a different categorization task to further investigate the representation of words in infants’ covert speech production.
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