ERIC Number: ED101561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Some Observations on Initial English Consonant Clusters in a Child Two to Three Years Old. Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, No. 6.
A study was conducted of the development of consonant clusters in the phonology of a native English-speaking child. His progress was studied over a year and a half period, in three one-month segments. His speech was recorded by tape and transcribed. Techniques used to elicit consonant clusters included real word imitation, imitation of nonsense words, and adult imitation of the child. Rules for dealing with consonant clusters were abstracted from the data, and general phonological strategies were determined. Finally, predictions were made regarding the subject's future developmental phonological processes. (AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Committee on Linguistics.