ERIC Number: EJ917808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
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Lexicon-Phonology Relationships and Dynamics of Early Language Development--A Commentary on Stoel-Gammon's "Relationships between Lexical and Phonological Development in Young Children"
Edwards, Jan; Munson, Benjamin; Beckman, Mary E.
Journal of Child Language, v38 n1 p35-40 Jan 2011
We applaud Stoel-Gammon's (this issue) call for a more comprehensive account of the relationship between lexicon and phonology, and we strongly endorse her suggestions for future research. However, we think that it will not be enough simply to integrate findings and methods from the adult-centered and child-centered literatures. Both of these literatures suggest that we need to rethink standard assumptions about what phonological representations are and how they emerge to support the very large vocabularies that speakers develop over the course of a lifetime. Our commentary focuses on three themes relevant to this reconceptualization.
Descriptors: Phonology, Language Acquisition, Vocabulary Development, Child Language, Correlation, Linguistic Theory, Language Research
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