Article published in:Perspectives on Phonological Theory and Development: In honor of Daniel A. Dinnsen
Edited by Ashley W. Farris-Trimble and Jessica A. Barlow
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 56] 2014
► pp. 115–132
What guides children’s acquisition of #sC clusters?
A cross-linguistic account
This chapter is an overview of the cross-linguistic patterns in the acquisition of two-member s-clusters. Results of several studies on three Germanic languages (English, Dutch, and Norwegian) and three non-Germanic languages (Hebrew, Croatian, and Polish) were evaluated. Productions from typically developing children as well as children with phonological disorders were looked at with respect to cluster reductions and correct productions. While the examination of the former revealed a common behavior among all six languages, the latter point to language-specific effects.
Published online: 29 April 2014
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