The development of regional accent discrimination in children:evidence from Spanish: evidencia desde el espanõl

Paulina Sofia Arango*

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Abstract

This study explores children's ability to discriminate between regional accents in Spanish. One hundred and seven Chilean children aged three to seven years old were asked to differentiate whether two sentences were spoken with the same accent or not. Results indicate that the ability to differentiate between regional accents emerges around age five, a result which contradicts previous studies. The discussion analyses possible explanations for this difference, particularly regarding the differences between languages according to how transparent or opaque they are, and the possible impact of those characteristics in the development of regional accent discrimination abilities.

Translated title of the contributionThe development of regional accent discrimination in children:evidence from Spanish
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)183-197
Number of pages15
JournalEstudios de Psicologia
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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