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Title: Patterns in Child Phonology
Written By: Wyn Johnson
Paula Reimers
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748638208
Description:

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

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748638199
ISBN-13: 9780748638192
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748638202
ISBN-13: 9780748638208
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99