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ERIC Number: EJ552241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Hitting a Moving Target: Acquisition of Sound Change in Progress by Philadelphia Children.
Roberts, Julie
Language Variation and Change, v9 n2 p249-66 1997
Examines the acquisition of new sound changes by 3- and 4-year-old children in asymmetrical child care situations. Results reveal that the children had acquired the changes and emphasize that the dialect transmission period begins before the age of maximal peer group influence. The findings support the possibility that child care asymmetry affects the progress of sound changes over time. (15 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)