TY - GEN ID - cogprints4065 UR - http://cogprints.org/4065/ A1 - Gustavsson, Lisa A1 - Sundberg, Ulla A1 - Klintfors, Eeva A1 - Marklund, Ellen A1 - Lagerkvist, Lisa A1 - Lacerda, Francisco Y1 - 2004/// N2 - The results from a series of perception experiments designed to test 8-month-old infants? ability to derive linguistic information from audio-visual events are reported in this presentation. Using a visual preference technique, groups of 8-month-old infants were tested on their ability to extract linguistic information implicit in short video sequences where the images displayed different puppets and the audio tracks presented sentences describing the puppets in naturalistic infant-directed speech style. To assess the relative importance of memory and attention factors, the prosodic and syntactic structure of the speech materials was systematically changed across different groups of subjects. The experimental results are interpreted in terms of the emergentistic acquisition model discussed in the paper presented by Lacerda et al. (?Ecological theory of language acquisition?). PB - Lund University Cognitive Studies KW - naturalistic infant-directed speech KW - emergentistic acquisition model KW - audio-visual linguistic information TI - Integration of audio-visual information in 8-months-old infants SP - 143 AV - public EP - 144 ER -