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ERIC Number: ED060937
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Aspects of the Acquisition of English and Spanish Phonology.
Ferguson, Charles A.
A series of studies will collect empirical data on consonant development in children, in relation to three major issues of phonological theory: basic units, universal hierarchy, and recognition vs. production. Topics of investigation will be: English initial fricatives, English glide consonants singly and in clusters, and Spanish intervocalic consonants. Subjects of the studies will range from 1 year to 4 years of age. Spanish-speaking children will be from theRedwood City Mexican-American community. Methods of investigation will include the Shvachkin-Garnica discrimination technique, observation of spontaneous production, word imitation, and the use of published diary studies. On the basis of Jakobson's theory of child phonology development and six additional principles, a number of specific problems and explicit hypotheses will be investigated. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Committee on Linguistics.