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ERIC Number: EJ1013797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0379-0037
Speech Analysis of Bengali Speaking Children with Repaired Cleft Lip & Palate
Chakrabarty, Madhushree; Kumar, Suman; Chatterjee, Indranil; Maheshwari, Neha
Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, v38 n2 p7-16 Jul-Dec 2012
The present study aims at analyzing speech samples of four Bengali speaking children with repaired cleft palates with a view to differentiate between the misarticulations arising out of a deficit in linguistic skills and structural or motoric limitations. Spontaneous speech samples were collected and subjected to a number of linguistic analyses (analysis of phonetic inventory, analysis of substitutions and analysis of phonological processes). Linguistic skills were evaluated using Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Test and Linguistic Profile Test (in Bengali). The results revealed that, out of the four subjects, two had delayed linguistic skills with respect to their age. However, the phonetic inventories of all the four participants were similar to each other with no significant delay. The four children differed in the frequency and type of phonological processes used. This may be due to the variations in their linguistic skills. The data therefore suggests that all the articulatory problems might not be solely attributed to their present or past structural deficits; linguistic deficits may play a crucial role. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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