This is a Voice Exhibition @ MAAS: Dr Marina Kalashnikova presents Babytalk

 

A new collaborative exhibition between Western Sydney University and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences has opened.

The exhibition features three MARCS Institute researchers, Associate Professor Caroline Jones, Dr Farzaneh Ahmadi and Dr Marina Kalashnikova.

In this video, Dr Kalashnikova discusses her research on BabyTalk or Infant Directed Speech.

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Previously, the viability of live tissue was only six (6) hours which meant research time was limited. Using this new technology, live tissue is still viable after 24 hours.

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Children adopted early in life into another linguistic community typically forget their birth language but retain, unaware, relevant linguistic knowledge that may facilitate (re)learning of birth language patterns.
When addressing their young infants, parents systematically modify their speech. Such infant directed speech contains exaggerated vowel formants, which have been proposed to foster language development via articulation of more distinct speech sounds. Here, this assumption is rigorously tested using both acoustic and, for the first time, fine-grained articulatory measures.