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dc.contributor.author Storkel, Holly L. en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-08T20:01:00Z en
dc.date.available 2015-06-08T20:01:00Z en
dc.date.issued 1999 en
dc.identifier.citation Storkel, H. L. (1999).Sublexical influences on lexical development in children.Research on Spoken Language Processing Progress Report No. 23 (pp. 211-225). Bloomington, IN: Speech Research Laboratory, Indiana University. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20096 en
dc.description.abstract Previous experimental research has found that adults and infants are sensitive to the likelihood of occurrence of sequences of segments, or probabilistic phonotactics, in the ambient language. One hypothesis that emerges from this finding is that probabilistic phonotactics, a sublexical factor, may influence rate of lexical acquisition. Preliminary results are reported from a study involving 21 typically developing preschool children. Children participated in a multi-trial word learning task involving eight nonwords of varying phonotactic probability. Each nonword was paired with a picture of an unusual object having no apparent corresponding label in English. Referent and item identification tasks were used to monitor lexical acquisition during learning and retention trials. Results indicated that high probability nonwords were learned with fewer exposures than low probability nonwords across both test measures. This finding suggests that sublexical representations influence lexical development in children. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Institutes of Health DC00433, RR7031K, DC00076, DC001694 (PI: Gierut) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Speech Research Laboratory, IU en
dc.rights © 1999 Holly L. Storkel en
dc.subject phonology en
dc.subject child phonology en
dc.subject clinical phonology en
dc.subject phonological disorders in children en
dc.subject phonological treatment en
dc.subject Learnability Project en
dc.subject language acquisition en
dc.title Sublexical influences on lexical development in children en
dc.type Article en


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