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     * Studies by Werker et al demonstrate the decline of the ability to differentiate between native and non-native sounds, with children from four years on possessing poor differentiation abilities (Werker et al 1981)     * Studies by Werker et al demonstrate the decline of the ability to differentiate between native and non-native sounds, with children from four years on possessing poor differentiation abilities (Werker et al 1981)
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 +//figure 4.2 - Werker//
  
 This chart shows the result of Werker'​s study, showing the ability of listeners to accurately classify Hindi stops retroflex [ʈ] and [ɖ] as well as aspirated [tʰa] and [dʰa]. Hindi speaking adults scored the highest across all categories, followed by the infant learners of both languages scoring fairly equally, and finally with the native-English speaking adults scoring lowest, only correctly distinguishing between [tʰa] and [dʰa]. This chart shows the result of Werker'​s study, showing the ability of listeners to accurately classify Hindi stops retroflex [ʈ] and [ɖ] as well as aspirated [tʰa] and [dʰa]. Hindi speaking adults scored the highest across all categories, followed by the infant learners of both languages scoring fairly equally, and finally with the native-English speaking adults scoring lowest, only correctly distinguishing between [tʰa] and [dʰa].
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 +==== References ====
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 +  *Werker, J. (1995). Developmental changes in cross-language speech perception. In L Gleitman (Ed.), An invitation to cognitive science (pp. 87-103). Boston, MA: MIT Press.
  
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