ERIC Number: EJ917812
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Publication Date: 2011-Jan
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Stepping Backwards in Development: Integrating Developmental Speech Perception with Lexical and Phonological Development--A Commentary on Stoel-Gammon's "Relationships between Lexical and Phonological Development in Young Children"
Zamuner, Tania S.
Journal of Child Language, v38 n1 p56-60 Jan 2011
Within the subfields of linguistics, traditional approaches tend to examine different phenomena in isolation. As Stoel-Gammon (this issue) correctly states, there is little interaction between the subfields. However, for a more comprehensive understanding of language acquisition in general and, more specifically, lexical and phonological development, we must consider relations between multiple subfields. That is, by examining the interactions between these subfields, a greater understanding of lexical and phonological development can emerge. For instance, the interaction between phonology, syntax and semantics is demonstrated in recent work looking at how phonological patterns can provide a basis for inferring a word's lexical category (such as nouns and verbs) (Christiansen, Onnis & Hockema, 2009; Lany & Saffran, 2010).
Descriptors: Phonology, Semantics, Nouns, Syntax, Auditory Perception, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Child Language, Linguistic Theory, Inferences, Young Children
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