Child Language Acquisition

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Child Language Acquisition:

 

Questions for analysis;

Lexis:

·        Which words appear and how do these words relate to the childs world?

·        How many classes appear?

·        Which are used?

Semantics:

·        What do the words mean?

·        Does the child have a grasp of the words meaning?

·        Correct labelling of nouns?

Grammar:

·        Are the words in the correct adult order?

·        How are suffixes used?

·        Are there patterns?

Phonology:

·        Does the child make sounds that reflect the speech of adults?

·        Does the child understand forms of communication?

·        How co-operative is the child?

 

 

 Speech Development:

 

Prosodic features:

·        Stress

·        Intonation

·        Tempo

·        Rhythm

·        Intonation

Manner of articulation:

·        Stop consonants; B,P,D,T block the airflow when spoken

·        Fricative consonants: V,F,Z,S airflow partially blocked.

 Voicing:

·        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

Deletion:

·        Where children drop the harder sound or the final consonant in early speech

 

Phonological development:

Stopping process:

·        Replacing a consonant that is produced with a continuous flow ‘s’,’z’,’sh’,’th’ that is produced by completely cutting off the flow.

Gliding process:

·        Repacing the L or R with a Y or W

·        Like ‘dry’ is ‘dwy’

Denasalisation:

·        Replacing a nasal m/n with a b/d

 

Fronting:

·        Replaces a consonant by a sound that is made more toward the front of the mouth

·        Th=f

·        Sh=s

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