Child Language Acquisition - phonology quiz

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1. What is the definition of reduplication?

  • Children find it difficult to articulate groups of consonants so they reduce the phoneme to just one consonant
  • Some sounds change because of other sounds around them. Usually, the first consonant sound is influence by the second
  • 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
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2. Which is an example of assimilation?

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

3. Which is an example of a consonant cluster reduction?

  • burber (burger)
  • dadada
  • ping (spring)
  • ti (tin)

4. Which is an example of substitution?

  • goggie (doggie)
  • burber (burger)
  • do(g)
  • nana (banana)

5. When do children acquire the alveolar phonemes according to Crystal?

  • 6-12 months
  • 6-9 months
  • 9 months
  • 6 months


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