Week 9 - First Language Acquisition

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  • Diary studies
  • Questionnaires and Checklists
  • Corpus studies eg. CHILDES
  • Experimental research eg. act out tasks

Areas of Development

  • Phonological - Recognition of sounds, Recognition of word boundaries, Production of combinations of sounds
  • Common patterns: Ommision of sounds and syllables. Unstressed and weak syllables
  • Substitution of one sound class with another eg. fronting sounds, epenthesis


  • Overextensions = Use of word…


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