ERIC Number: ED267579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Phoneme Generalization as a Function of Morpheme Boundary.
Rockman, Barbara K.
The study was designed to explore whether learning a phoneme in a word-final position facilitated production of the same phoneme word medially or intervocalically in six 3 to 5 year olds with articulation disorders. A stimulus-response-reinforcement approach to treatment was used that elicited both imitative and spontaneous responses. Probe lists consisted of 40 imitated words, 10 with /s/ in the word initial position, 10 with /s/ in the word final position, and two sets of 10 words with /s/ in intervocalic, or medial position. Results revealed that only three Ss generalized to positions other than the final, or trained position. Analysis of these Ss suggested that they internalized something about the morphological shape of the final /s/ morphemes. It was concluded that training fricatives in the final position is effective in facilitating generalization to intervocalic or medial position in general, but especially to medial contexts where morphemes that end with /s/ are inflected. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (12th, Washington, DC, November 22-25, 1985). Print is light and broken.