Show simple item record Gierut, Judith A. en Dale, Rachel A. en 2015-06-23T19:36:29Z en 2015-06-23T19:36:29Z en 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Gierut, J. A., & Dale, R. A. (2007). Comparability of lexical corpora: Word frequency in phonological generalization. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 21(6), 423-433. PMCID: PMC2518724 en
dc.description.abstract Statistical regularities in language have been examined for new insight to the language acquisition process. This line of study has aided theory advancement, but it also has raised methodological concerns about the applicability of corpora data to child populations. One issue is whether it is appropriate to extend the regularities observed in the speech of adults to developing linguistic systems. The purpose of this paper is to establish the comparability of lexical corpora in accounting for behavioural effects of word frequency on children's phonological generalization. Four word frequency corpora were evaluated in comparison of child/adult and written/spoken sources. These were applied post-hoc to generalization data previously reported for two preschool children. Results showed that the interpretation of phonological generalization was the same within and across children, regardless of the corpus being used. Phonological gains were more evident in low than high frequency words. The findings have implications for the design of probabilistic studies of language acquisition and clinical treatment programmes. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Institutes of Health DC00433, RR7031K, DC00076, DC001694 (PI: Gierut) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Informa Healthcare en
dc.relation.isversionof en
dc.rights © 2007 Informa UK Ltd. 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 Comparability of lexical corpora: Word frequency in phonological generalization en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.version This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics on June 2007, available online: en

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search IUScholarWorks

Advanced Search


My Account