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Phonology

Spoken Language Acquisition

It’s worth looking out for:

Patterns of errors, e.g. substitutions of a particular sound for another (or one group for another like a preference for plosives over fricatives) - remember to look for consonant blend reductions, deletions, additions, reduplications etc.

Theoretical/Research Issues


Written Language Acquisition

Although phonology does not seem relevant to written data, remember that children’s: early writing is strongly affected by the sounds of words, as children learn phoneme-grapheme correspondence.  

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