Phonological Acquisition: Child Language And Constraint-based Grammar

Paperback | October 14, 2015

byAnne-michelle Tessier

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How do children learn to produce speech? What kinds of errors do they make along the way? What can those errors teach us about phonological theory?

In this comprehensive introduction, Anne-Michelle Tessier examines how we acquire the sounds and sound patterns of language. Analyzing child speech patterns and their analogues among adult languages while also teaching the basics of Optimality Theory, this novel textbook will help students develop a broad grammatical understanding of phonological acquisition.

Phonological Acquisition provides
• evidence to support theory from multiple language families, populations and data collection methods
• connections to lexical, morphological and perceptual learning
• a wealth of exercises to guide readers through Optimality Theory reasoning and implementation

Assuming only a basic knowledge of phonology, this textbook is aimed at students of linguistics, developmental psychology, speech pathology and communication disorders. It will also be of interest to professional psychologists, acquisition researchers, clinicians, and anyone concerned with child speech development.

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How do children learn to produce speech? What kinds of errors do they make along the way? What can those errors teach us about phonological theory? In this comprehensive introduction, Anne-Michelle Tessier examines how we acquire the sounds and sound patterns of language. Analyzing child speech patterns and their analogues among adult ...

Anne-Michelle Tessier is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Alberta, Canada. She is a formally-trained phonologist specializing in phonological acquisition and its consequences for grammatical theory. She has taught at the University of Michigan, USA, and the 2013 LSA Summer Institute. Her work has appeared in Pho...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.21 × 6.27 × 0.89 inPublished:October 14, 2015Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230293778

ISBN - 13:9780230293779

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Background I: A Phonological Refresher
2. Background II: Infant speech acquisition
3. Early Phonology: The shapes of syllables
4. Early Phonology: Word sizes and shapes
5. Early Phonology: Consonants
6. Early Phonology: More consonants and phonotactics
7. Lexical Influences and Interactions in Phonological Learning
8. Acquiring Morpho-phonology
9. Children's Bilingual Phonological Acquisition
10. Some OT Theories of Phonological Learning
References