New FDP study about motherese and dog directed speech

New FDP study about motherese and dog directed speech

Dog-directed speech is characterized by more exaggerated speech prosody than infant-directed talk. The latter reflects a more flexible adjustment of speech characteristics (pitch, pitch range, hyperarticulation) to the presumed cognitive capacities of the addressee and to the social situation, and this may play an important role in creating and maintaining an efficient flow of information.

Original article:

Anna Gergely, Tamás Faragó, Ágoston Galambos & József Topál: Differential effects of speech situations on mothers’ and fathers’ infant-directed and dog-directed speech: An acoustic analysis