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ERIC Number: EJ845239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 54
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 107
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8309
Speech Error Elicitation and Co-Occurrence Restrictions in Two Ethiopian Semitic Languages
Rose, Sharon; King, Lisa
Language and Speech, v50 n4 p451-504 2007
This article reports the results of speech error elicitation experiments investigating the role of two consonant co-occurrence restrictions in the productive grammar of speakers of two Ethiopian Semitic languages, Amharic and Chaha. Higher error rates were found with consonant combinations that violated co-occurrence constraints than with those that had only a high degree of shared phonological similarity or low frequency of co-occurrence. Sequences that violated two constraints had the highest error rates. The results indicate that violations of consonant co-occurrence restrictions significantly increase error rates in the productions of native speakers, thereby supporting the psychological reality of the constraints. (Contains 14 tables and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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