LINGUIST List 11.2466

Tue Nov 14 2000

Qs: Homophone Frequency, Audio Files/"Motherese"

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  1. azheltukhin, Homophone frequency
  2. Christian Schmeer, motheres in audio files

Message 1: Homophone frequency

Date: 14 Nov 2000 09:29:36 -0800
From: azheltukhin <>
Subject: Homophone frequency


I am looking for statistical studies on homophonous characters or
group of characters in English (e.g. <f> and <ph>). If you are
familiar with publications or web resources, which cover this type of
redundancy - how widespread it is and, hopefully, frequency counts,
please let me know. I will post the summary, given sufficient number
of responses.


Sasha Zheltukhin, Ph.D.
Neurostyles, Inc.
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Message 2: motheres in audio files

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 14:18:39 -0500
From: Christian Schmeer <chsc0008STUD.UNI-SB.DE>
Subject: motheres in audio files

hi all,

i'm currently writing a research paper on the influence of motherese on a
child's language acquisition. unfortunately, i can't seem to find any audio
files on the internet to analyze certain features of motherese.
i would be very pleased if any of you could help me in finding short
motherese audio files. wav, mp3, ect, all welcome. just need some resource!
a link, a database, or anything else helpful will do.

thx in advance,

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