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ERIC Number: EJ860386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Spanish-English Articulation and Phonology of 4- and 5-Year-Old Preschool Children: An Initial Investigation
Brice, Alejandro E.; Carson, Cecyle K.; O'Brien, Jennifer Dennis
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v31 n1 p3-14 2009
In this study, it was postulated that typically developing (i.e., normally developing without incidence of a speech or language delay or disorder) Spanish/Englishspeaking children ages 4 to 5 years old would show different articulation productions and phonological patterns in both languages. Sixteen participants from Florida were tested with Spanish and English articulation and phonology tests. For articulation, two manner or articulation comparisons were found to be significant (i.e., plosives and liquids/glides). In addition, two phonological patterns (i.e., stopping and velar fronting) were significantly different. Normative articulation and phonological Spanish and English data were obtained and should be useful for today's public school speech-language pathologists. Further research should include normative data for bilingual children with articulation and/or phonological disorders to develop more appropriate treatments. In addition, it is recommended that other languages be investigated as the nation is also experiencing growth in languages beyond Spanish. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida