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dc.contributorBinder, Katherine
dc.contributorCastro, Esther
dc.contributorFitzroy, Ahren
dc.contributorLavigne, Cheryl
dc.contributorGagnon, Janelle
dc.contributor.advisorBreen, Mara
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Sheyla
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-21T13:52:25Z
dc.date.available2022-01-21T13:52:25Z
dc.date.issued2022-01-21
dc.identifier.urihttps://ida.mtholyoke.edu/handle/10166/6333
dc.description.abstractThe book, The Cat in the Hat, is a popular pick for children under 3 years old. Predictable metric and rhyming structure is composed of multiple metric levels. Prosodic cues such as intensity, duration, pitch and intonation create these distinct metric levels in a language. This study aims to analyze whether Spanish speakers employ prosodic cues to construct a metrical hierarchy, and if so, how. Metrical hierarchy in a language conveys information regarding the location of beat and stress in an utterance. Spanish speakers were asked to read El Gato Ensombrerado, the Spanish translation of The Cat in the Hat. The recordings were then analyzed, specifically looking at duration, intensity, and pitch. Where we found significant effects in all of these dependent variables, which were intensity, duration, and pitch. Our findings can contribute to the understanding of child directed speech structure to help children’s language acquisition.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNeuroscience and Behavioren_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychology & Educationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish, Latina/o, & Latin American Studiesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectNeuroscienceen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectSpanishen_US
dc.subjectProsodyen_US
dc.subjectProsodic cuesen_US
dc.subjectMetric Levelsen_US
dc.subjectRhyming Structureen_US
dc.subjectIntensityen_US
dc.subjectDurationen_US
dc.subjectPitchen_US
dc.subjectIntonationen_US
dc.subjectSpanish Speakersen_US
dc.subjectChild language acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectLanguageen_US
dc.subjectEl Gato Ensombreradoen_US
dc.subjectThe Cat in the Haten_US
dc.subjectTranslationen_US
dc.titleSpanish Prosody in The Cat in the Haten_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2021en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
dc.rights.restrictedpublicen_US


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