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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: 'Universal production patterns and ambient language influences in babbling: A cross-linguistic study of Korean- and English-learning infants*'
Author: Sue AnnSLee
Institution: 'Oklahoma State University'
Author: BarbaraL.Davis
Institution: 'University of Texas at Austin'
Author: PeterFMacNeilage
Email: click here to access email
Institution: 'University of Texas at Austin'
Linguistic Field: 'Language Acquisition; Phonetics'
Subject Language: 'English'
' Korean'
Abstract: The phonetic characteristics of canonical babbling produced by Korean- and English-learning infants were compared with consonant and vowel frequencies observed in infant-directed speech produced by Korean- and English-speaking mothers. For infant output, babbling samples from six Korean-learning infants were compared with an existing English babbling database (Davis & MacNeilage, ). For ambient language comparisons, consonants and vowels in ten Korean and ten English infant-directed speech (IDS) samples were analyzed. The two infant groups demonstrated similar consonant patterns, but showed different vowel patterns from one another. For both languages, infant vowel patterns were related to those of ambient language IDS. Ambient language patterns were manifested in infant vowel output, perhaps because vowels are more perceptually and motorically available in the input and output capacities of babbling infants.

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This article appears in Journal of Child Language Vol. 37, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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