Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorGarmann, Nina Gramen
dc.contributor.authorSimonsen, Hanne Gramen
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Pernilleen
dc.contributor.authorHolm, Elisabethen
dc.contributor.authorPost, Brechtjeen
dc.contributor.authorPayne, Elinoren
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-10T00:30:37Z
dc.date.available2020-03-10T00:30:37Z
dc.date.issued2021-01en
dc.identifier.issn0305-0009
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/303195
dc.description.abstractYoung children simplify word initial consonant clusters by omitting or substituting one (or both) of the elements. Vocalic insertion, coalescence and metathesis are said to be used more seldom (McLeod, van Doorn & Reed, 2001). Data from Norwegian children, however, have shown vocalic insertion to be more frequently used (Simonsen, 1990; Simonsen, Garmann & Kristoffersen, 2019). To investigate the extent to which children use this strategy to differing degrees depending on the ambient language, we analysed word initial cluster production acoustically in nine Norwegian and nine English speaking children aged 2;6–6 years, and eight adults, four from each language. The results showed that Norwegian-speaking children produce significantly more instances of vocalic insertions than English-speaking children do. The same pattern is found in Norwegian- versus English-speaking adults. We argue that this cross-linguistic difference is an example of the influence of prosodic-phonetic biases in language-specific developmental paths in the acquisition of speech.
dc.description.sponsorshipBritish Academy Small Research Grant SG122210 ‘The acquisition of consonant timing: a study in cross-linguistic micro-variation’, MultiLing, A Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway (project number 223265), and from the Faculty of Education and International Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.rights.uri
dc.titleCross-linguistic variation in word-initial cluster production in adult and child language: evidence from English and Norwegian.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage30
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationDate2021en
prism.publicationNameJournal of child languageen
prism.startingPage1
prism.volume48en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.50274
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-01-20en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/s0305000920000069en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-01en
dc.identifier.eissn1469-7602
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.orpheus.successMon Jun 22 08:22:12 BST 2020 - Embargo updated*
cam.orpheus.counter11*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-05-28


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record