Phonological Acquisition: Child Language And Constraint-based Grammar by Anne-michelle TessierPhonological Acquisition: Child Language And Constraint-based Grammar by Anne-michelle Tessier

Phonological Acquisition: Child Language And Constraint-based Grammar

byAnne-michelle Tessier

Paperback | September 30, 2015

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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

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.
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 Phon...
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Title:Phonological Acquisition: Child Language And Constraint-based GrammarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.89 inPublished:September 30, 2015Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage: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.