Birgit Herold

Prosodische Verarbeitung und lexikalische Entwicklung sehr untergewichtiger Frühgeborener während des ersten Lebensjahres

ISBN: 978-3-86956-107-3
244 pages
Release year 2011

Series: Spektrum Patholinguistik - Schriften , 3

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This research addresses the question if and how premature birth effects language acquisition during the first year of life. In particular the study focus on whether prosodic processing of language and the utilization of this knowledge for the acquisition of the lexicon during the fist year of life differs between German learning very low birth weight infants and term born infants. The specific exposure and postnatal situation of premature infants provide insights on the determination of early language acquisition and processes, and on the determination of language acquisition and its relevant mechanisms by individual experience. The results contribute to the nature-nurture discussion.

This research addresses the question if and how premature birth effects language acquisition during the first year of life. In particular the study focus on whether prosodic processing of language and the utilization of this knowledge for the acquisition of the lexicon during the fist year of life differs between German learning very low birth weight infants and term born infants. The specific exposure and postnatal situation of premature infants provide insights on the determination of early language acquisition and processes, and on the determination of language acquisition and its relevant mechanisms by individual experience. The results contribute to the nature-nurture discussion.