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ERIC Number: EJ873667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Phonological Changes during the Transition from One-Word to Productive Word Combination
Aoyama, Katsura; Peters, Ann M.; Winchester, Kimberly S.
Journal of Child Language, v37 n1 p145-157 Jan 2010
We investigated developmental changes during the transition from one-word to two-word production, focusing on strategies to lengthen utterances phonologically and to control utterances suprasegmentally. We hypothesized that there is a period of reorganization at the onset of word combinations indicated by decreases in both filler syllables (Fillers) and final syllable lengthening (FSL). The data are from a visually impaired child (Seth) between 1;6.21 and 1;10.26. Seth produced many Fillers until 1;9 when their number decreased for about two weeks after which they changed in nature. FSL was observed until 1;8, but diminished at 1;9. These two regressions coincide with the onset of word combination. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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