Phonology - Phonological Errors

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One feature of CLA is that children master language....
by making mistakes until they fully acquire the skills
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Theorist: Jean Beurko and Theorist: Roger Brown 1960
Did some research into phonological errors to determine whether they were linked to child’s understanding of the words.
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What did they find?
The fish/fs theory: Children who referred to a plastic inflatable fish as ‘fis’ substituting the ‘s’ for the ‘sh’. Couldn’t link an adults use of ‘fis’ with the same object.
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What can the child do?
The child can understand the word but can’t say it until they are ready.
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Deletion
Omitting the final consonant
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Substitution
Substituting one sound for another
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Addition
Adding an extra vowel sound to the ends of words, creating a CVCV pattern
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Assimilation
Changing one consonant or vowel for another
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Reduplication
Repeating a whole syllable
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Consonant Cluster Re-ductions
Reducing groups of consonants into one
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Deletion of unstressed syllables
Omitting the opening syllable in polysyllabic words
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Do (g) is an example of
Deletion
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An example of Addition
Doggie
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At dome is an example of
Subsitution
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An example of Deletion and Reduplication
at dome with dada
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Want nana
Deletion of unstressed syllables
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An example of Consonant Cluster Reductions
Pease
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Mama is an example of
Reduplication
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Remember
Try not to make generalisations about Child Phonological Development because children will not learn everything at the same time.
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Developing Lexis
Once children able to produce souns effectively they can form real words. By 1st word stage (12months) children already contracted sounds to their main language. Protowords = have meaning for children and caregivers but less effective with others.
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Children need to aquire the vocab in order to?
help them to be understood by the wider audience
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Theorist: Jean Beurko and Theorist: Roger Brown 1960

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Did some research into phonological errors to determine whether they were linked to child’s understanding of the words.

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Deletion

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