Language Acquisition - Theorists for speech

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1. What did Fitzpatrick find?

  • Found that the heart rate of an unborn baby slowed when it heard it's mother's voice
  • Found that babies sucked on their dummies more when their mother read them the same story that they'd also read aloud during the last 6 months of the pregnancy
  • They found that babies sucked on their dummies more when their mother read them the same story that they'd also read aloud during the last 6 months of the pregnancy
  • They videoed infants and noted that most babbling came more from the right side of mouth, which is controlled by the left side of the brain. This side of the brain is responsible for speech production.
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2. What year did Petitto and Holowka complete their research?

  • 1999
  • 1997
  • 2002
  • 2000

3. What was the reason for the Bristol University's findings?

  • Phonemic contraction- which has occurred less than it would if the baby had been exposed to one language only
  • Cooing stage- babies make a small range of sounds when at six to eight weeks old
  • Deletion- sometimes a child drops a constant
  • Cluster reduction- consonant clusters are dropped

4. What year did Fitzpatrick complete the research?

  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 2002
  • 2000

5. What did DeCasper and Spence find?

  • They found that babies sucked on their dummies more when their mother read them the same story that they'd also read aloud during the last 6 months of the pregnancy
  • They videoed infants and noted that most babbling came more from the right side of mouth, which is controlled by the left side of the brain. This side of the brain is responsible for speech production.
  • They found that four-day-old French babies increased their sucking rate on a dummy, showing interest or recognition, when they heard French as opposed to Italian or English
  • They found that the heart rate of an unborn baby slowed when it heard it's mother's voice

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