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Title: On the interaction of deaffrication and consonant harmony
Author: Daniel A. Dinnsen
Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
Author: Judith A. Gierut
Institution: Indiana University
Author: Michele L. Morrisette
Institution: Indiana University
Author: Christoper R. Green
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Homepage: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~greencr/
Institution: University of Maryland
Author: Ashley W. Farris-Trimble
Institution: University of Iowa
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition; Phonology
Abstract: Error patterns in children's phonological development are often described as simplifying processes that can interact with one another with different consequences. Some interactions limit the applicability of an error pattern, and others extend it to more words. Theories predict that error patterns interact to their full potential. While specific interactions have been documented for certain pairs of processes, no developmental study has shown that the range of typologically predicted interactions occurs for those processes. To determine whether this anomaly is an accidental gap or a systematic peculiarity of particular error patterns, two commonly occurring processes were considered, namely Deaffrication and Consonant Harmony. Results are reported from a cross-sectional and longitudinal study of twelve children (age 3 ; 0–5 ; 0) with functional phonological delays. Three interaction types were attested to varying degrees. The longitudinal results further instantiated the typology and revealed a characteristic trajectory of change. Implications of these findings are explored.

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This article appears in Journal of Child Language Vol. 38, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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