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Article: The acquisition of phonology by Cantonese-speaking children.

TitleThe acquisition of phonology by Cantonese-speaking children.
Authors
KeywordsChildren and youth
Linguistics psychology
Issue Date1995
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JCL
Citation
Journal Of Child Language, 1995, v. 22 n. 3, p. 473-495 How to Cite?
AbstractLittle is known about the acquisition of phonology by children learning Cantonese as their first language. This paper describes the phoneme repertoires and phonological error patterns used by 268 Cantonese-speaking children aged 2;0 to 6;0, as well as a longitudinal study of tone acquisition by four children aged 1;2 to 2;0. Children had mastered the contrastive use of tones and vowels by two years. While the order of acquisition of consonants was similar to that reported for English, the rate of acquisition was more rapid. The developmental error patterns used by more than 10% of children are also reported as common in other languages. However, specific rules associated with Cantonese phonology were also identified. Few phonological errors were made after age four. The results are consistent with the hypothesis that the ambient language influences the implementation of universal tendencies in phonological acquisition.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/42515
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.174
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.787
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dc.description.abstractLittle is known about the acquisition of phonology by children learning Cantonese as their first language. This paper describes the phoneme repertoires and phonological error patterns used by 268 Cantonese-speaking children aged 2;0 to 6;0, as well as a longitudinal study of tone acquisition by four children aged 1;2 to 2;0. Children had mastered the contrastive use of tones and vowels by two years. While the order of acquisition of consonants was similar to that reported for English, the rate of acquisition was more rapid. The developmental error patterns used by more than 10% of children are also reported as common in other languages. However, specific rules associated with Cantonese phonology were also identified. Few phonological errors were made after age four. The results are consistent with the hypothesis that the ambient language influences the implementation of universal tendencies in phonological acquisition.en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsJournal of Child Language. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.en_HK
dc.subjectChildren and youthen_HK
dc.subjectLinguistics psychologyen_HK
dc.titleThe acquisition of phonology by Cantonese-speaking children.en_HK
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