Child Language Acquisition:
Questions for analysis;
· Which words appear and how do these words relate to the childs world?
· How many classes appear?
· Which are used?
· What do the words mean?
· Does the child have a grasp of the words meaning?
· Correct labelling of nouns?
· Are the words in the correct adult order?
· How are suffixes used?
· Are there patterns?
· Does the child make sounds that reflect the speech of adults?
· Does the child understand forms of communication?
· How co-operative is the child?
Manner of articulation:
· Stop consonants; B,P,D,T block the airflow when spoken
· Fricative consonants: V,F,Z,S airflow partially blocked.
· Voiced: vocal chords vibrate when pronounced producing a buzzing sound like zip, dug, van and but
· Voiceless: made without a vocal chord vibration producing a whispering sound
· Where children drop the harder sound or the final consonant in early speech
· Replacing a consonant that is produced with a continuous flow ‘s’,’z’,’sh’,’th’ that is produced by completely cutting off the flow.
· Repacing the L or R with a Y or W
· Like ‘dry’ is ‘dwy’
· Replacing a nasal m/n with a b/d
· Replaces a consonant by a sound that is made more toward the front of the mouth