This article examines the production of iambic-shaped words by two monolingual German, two monolingual Spanish and two German-Spanish bilingual children, aiming to contribute to the understanding of stress acquisition in early childhood. Target iambic words produced at ages 1;0 to 2;6, have been auditorily and acoustically analyzed, focusing on rhyme duration. Results show that whereas German monolinguals at first often truncate the unstressed syllable, Spanish monolinguals hardly show any truncation, but at about 1;8 convert iambs to trochees. These diverging behaviors respond to different analyses, based on target language differences: Whereas German monolinguals analyze iambic words as comprising a moraic trochee preceded by an unfooted syllable, Spanish monolinguals analyze them as quantity insensitive iambs. The bilinguals show some interaction between both systems.
2017. Self-Repair Timing of Lexical Problem Sources: A Window into Primary Language Impairment Online Processing. In Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-speaking Children [Literacy Studies, 14], ► pp. 235 ff.
2015. The Development of Prosodic Features and their Contribution to Rhythm Production in Simultaneous Bilinguals. Language and Speech 58:1 ► pp. 24 ff.
Yang, Xiaolin & Jian Li
2020. Re-exploring Language development and identity construction of Hui nationality in China: a sociosemiotic perspective. Semiotica 2020:236-237 ► pp. 453 ff.
Zembrzuski, Dariusz, Marta Marecka, Agnieszka Otwinowska, Ewa Zajbt, Marek Krzemiński, Jakub Szewczyk & Zofia Wodniecka
2020. Bilingual children do not transfer stress patterns: Evidence from suprasegmental and segmental analysis of L1 and L2 speech of Polish–English child bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingualism 24:2 ► pp. 93 ff.
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