Creel, S. C., & Quam, C. (2015). Apples and oranges: developmental discontinuities in spoken-language processing? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(12), 713-716.
Much research focuses on speech processing in infancy, sometimes generating the impression that speech-sound categories do not develop further. Yet other studies suggest substantial plasticity throughout mid-childhood. Differences between infant versus child and adult experimental methods currently obscure how language processing changes across childhood, calling for approaches that span development.