Mummy, why does that lady talk funny? Word generalisation and adaptation to unfamiliar regional accents can reveal the path of early word learning.

The purpose of this project is to investigate infants' ability to learn and recognise words when they are spoken in a familiar accent (Australian English) and an unfamiliar one (Cockney English).

Benefits of the research include increasing our understanding of the development of speech and language.

Researchers are recruiting 10-12 month / 14-16 month / 18-20 month old monolingual infants to participate in this study.  Please register or contact Valeria directly to take part.


Professor Catherine Best(opens in a new window)

Valeria Peretokina(opens in a new window)

Partner / Funding Body

Human Research Ethics Committee Approval Number: H10042

For more information or to register your interest, please contact:
NameValeria Peretokina
Phone+61 2 9772 6560