In her recent study, Stella Krüger investigated developmental differences in anticipatory perception in German children and adults. She found that listeners are sensitive to information dynamics, assigning greater weight to the magnitude of change in the acoustic signal than to the overall amount of vocalic information spread throughout a speech sequence. Her findings will soon be published in Journal of Child Language.
As part of her PhD project, Dzhuma Abakarova combined experimental data with computing simulations to investigate differences in articulatory strategies between 3-, 4-, 5-, 7-year old children and adults. Her findings have now been submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.