He said, she said: effects of bilingualism on cross-talker word recognition in infancy.

Journal of child language

PubMedID: 28554334

Singh L. He said, she said: effects of bilingualism on cross-talker word recognition in infancy. J Child Lang. 2017;1-13.
The purpose of the current study was to examine effects of bilingual language input on infant word segmentation and on talker generalization. In the present study, monolingually and bilingually exposed infants were compared on their abilities to recognize familiarized words in speech and to maintain generalizable representations of familiarized words. Words were first presented in the context of sentences to infants and then presented to infants in isolation during a test phase. During test, words were produced by a talker of the same gender and by a talker of the opposite gender. RESULTS
demonstrated that both bilingual and monolingual infants were able to recognize familiarized words to a comparable degree.Moreover, both bilingual and monolingual infants recognized words in spite of talker variation.

RESULTS
demonstrated robust word recognition and talker generalization in monolingual and bilingual infants at 8 months of age.