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ERIC Number: EJ1120677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7237
The Acquisition of Quantity Contrasts in Guina-ang Bontok
Aoyama, Katsura; Reid, Lawrence A.
First Language, v36 n6 p570-579 Dec 2016
This study reports on the acquisition of quantity contrasts in Guina-ang Bontok, an indigenous language spoken in the Philippines. Four-year-old and 5-year-old children's perception and production of quantity contrasts were examined using a pair of names that contrast in the quantity of the medial nasal. Frequencies of the quantity contrast were also calculated using stories in Guina-ang Bontok. The results indicated that even though the overall frequency of geminate consonants was very low in Guina-ang Bontok, children clearly differentiated the single and geminate nasals in both perception and production. Guina-ang Bontok children's perception and production data resembled those of Finnish children although the frequency of the geminates was much lower in Guina-ang Bontok than in Finnish. Possible explanations for this are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines; Finland
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