Child Language Acquisition - Early Phonological Errors

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Child Language Acquisition
Early Phonological Errors
Term Explanation Examples
Deletion Omitting the final do(g), cu(p)
consonant in words
Substitution Substituting one sound for `pip' for `ship'
another (especially the
`harder' sounds that
develop later)
Addition Adding an extra vowel doggie
sound to the end of words,
creating a
consonant-vowel-consonan
t-vowel pattern
Assimilation Changing one consonant or `gog' for `dog'
vowel for another (as in the
early plosive sounds `d' and
`b')
Reduplication Repeating a whole syllable dada, mama
Consonant Cluster Consonant clusters can be `pider' for `spider'
Reductions difficult to articulate, so
children reduce them to
smaller units
Deletion of Unstressed Omitting the opening `nana' for `banana'
Syllables syllable in polysyllabic (a
word with more than one
syllable) words

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