ERIC Number: EJ917813
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Publication Date: 2011-Jan
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Phonology and Lexicon in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective: The Importance of Phonetics--A Commentary on Stoel-Gammon's "Relationships between Lexical and Phonological Development in Young Children"
Bleses, Dorthe; Basboll, Hans; Lum, Jarrad; Vach, Werner
Journal of Child Language, v38 n1 p61-68 Jan 2011
In her interesting article, Stoel-Gammon (this issue) reviews studies concerning the interactions between lexical and phonological development. While the focus of the review is on vocabulary production from children acquiring American English, she also suggests that cross-linguistic research be undertaken to examine how universal and language-specific properties affect the interaction between lexical and phonological acquisition. In this regard, Stoel-Gammon referred to the study of Bleses "et al." (2008) who found differences in receptive vocabulary development across languages, based on norming studies for the Communicative Development Inventories (Fenson, Marchman, Thal, Dale, Reznick & Bates, 2007). Bleses "et al." showed that Danish children were slower in the early comprehension of words (and phrases). It was hypothesized that the phonetic structure of Danish may account for the difference in receptive vocabulary skills in this population (Bleses & Basboll, 2004).
Descriptors: Language Research, Phonetics, Phonology, Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary Development, North American English, Indo European Languages, Language Acquisition, Contrastive Linguistics, Child Language, Receptive Language, Foreign Countries, Linguistic Theory
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