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Title: The Development of Prosodic Structure in Early Words
Subtitle: Continuity, divergence and change
Written By: Mitsuhiko Ota
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LALD_34
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 34
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This monograph addresses three basic questions regarding the development of word-internal prosodic structure: How much of the phonological structure of early words is regulated by the same constituents and principles that govern the organization of prosodic structure of mature grammar? Why do early words diverge from the adult targets in shape and size? And what is the best way to model developmental changes that occur in prosodic structure? Answers to these questions are explored through the longitudinal analysis of spontaneous production data from child Japanese. The analysis provides new types of evidence and new arguments that the prosodic phonology of young children is largely continuous with that of adults, and that the surface child-adult divergence in word forms and the overall pattern of developmental changes are best explained in terms of ranked violable constraints on the representation of prosodic structure, whose ordering is modified in the course of acquisition.


Table of contents

Acknowledgements xi
1. Introduction 1–9
2. Phonological theory and prosodic acquisition 11–46
3. Methods 47–52
4. The representation of early syllable-internal structure 53–78
5. The development of syllable-internal structure 79–128
6. The representation of early word-internal structure 129–158
7. The development of word-internal structure 159–184
8. General conclusions and further directions 185–190
Appendix: The segment inventory of Japanese 191
Notes 193–198
References 199–212
Author index 213–216
Language index 217
Subject index 219–222

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Language Family(ies): Altaic
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