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LINGUIST List 21.3022

Wed Jul 21 2010

Books: Phonology: Johnson, Reimers

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        1.    Victoria McCafferty, Patterns in Child Phonology: Johnson, Reimers

Message 1: Patterns in Child Phonology: Johnson, Reimers
Date: 21-Jul-2010
From: Victoria McCafferty <Anna.Glaziereup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Patterns in Child Phonology: Johnson, Reimers
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Title: Patterns in Child Phonology
Published: 2010
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
                http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/

Book URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748638208

Author: Wyn Johnson
Author: Paula Reimers
Hardback: ISBN: 9780748638192 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780748638208 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Abstract:

This advanced introduction to non-disordered phonological acquisition is the
first textbook of its kind. Relevant to theoretical, applied and clinical
phonology, this student-friendly text will enable the reader to enhance their
observational skills and develop an understanding of the connection between
child data and phonological theory. The authors provide a clear overview of
issues in phonological acquisition, investigating child phonological patterns,
phonological theory, the pre-production stages of phonological acquisition and
non-grammatical factors affecting acquisition.

Wyn Johnson and Paula Reimers first present a rich set of cross-linguistic
data calling for phonological analyses before introducing a broad spectrum of
phonological theory, which ranges from defining what is meant by
'markedness' to demonstrating how Optimality Theory explains child patterns.
The question of when acquisition begins in the child also entails an
investigation of pre-production stages, which casts doubt on the validity of
phonological theory and necessitates the examination of alternative accounts
of child patterns. By steering the reader to investigate the extent to which
theories of speech production can explain recurring sound patterns in child
language and introducing perceptual aspects of acquisition, this book
provides readers with a sound understanding of the processes in phonological
acquisition, essential to students and practitioners.

Data rich - with numerous and cross-linguistic child production data
Theory rich - pre-production stages of acquisition are examined and the book
remains theory neutral
Student-friendly - includes definitions of phonological terms and concepts

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Written In: English (eng )

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