Carla Wikse Barrow


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Works at Department of Linguistics
Telephone 08-16 34 61
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C, plan 2-3
Room C 268
Postal address Institutionen för lingvistik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

PhD student in phonetics.

Certified speech-language pathologist.


A multidimensional study of fine phonetic variation in child speech.


A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2019. Carla Wikse Barrow, Kristina Nilsson Björkenstam, Sofia Strömbergsson. Journal of Child Language 46 (2), 199-213

    This study aimed to investigate concerns of validity and reliability in subjective ratings of age-of-acquisition (AoA), through exploring characteristics of the individual rater. An additional aim was to validate the obtained AoA ratings against two corpora – one of child speech and one of adult speech – specifically exploring whether words over-represented in the child-speech corpus are rated with lower AoA than words characteristic of the adult-speech corpus. The results show that less than one-third of participating informants’ ratings are valid and reliable. However, individuals with high familiarity with preschool-aged children provide more valid and reliable ratings, compared to individuals who do not work with or have children of their own. The results further show a significant, age-adjacent difference in rated AoA for words from the two different corpora, thus strengthening their validity. The study provides AoA data, of high specificity, for 100 child-specific and 100 adult-specific Swedish words.

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Last updated: April 27, 2019

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