Child Language Acquisition - phonology quiz

1. What is a holophrase?

  • A word that means the same as a full adult sentence
  • A word which is used, and has an actual meaning,but has not been "accepted" as a word by officials
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2. What phonemes do the velars produce?

  • t,n,d,s,z,l
  • p,b,m
  • k,g
  • ? (glottal)

3. Which is an example of assimilation?

  • mamama
  • po (pot)
  • goggy (doggy)
  • burber (burger)

4. Which is an example of addition?

  • do (dog)
  • doggy (dog)
  • burber (burger)
  • dadada

5. What is the definition of reduplication?

  • Children find it difficult to articulate groups of consonants so they reduce the phoneme to just one consonant
  • Also known as babbling, consonant-vowel (CV) patterns are repeated
  • A process were an extra vowel is added to the world to make a CVCV structure
  • Some sounds change because of other sounds around them. Usually, the first consonant sound is influence by the second


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