Show simple item record Gierut, Judith A. en 2015-06-23T19:36:31Z en 2015-06-23T19:36:31Z en 1998 en
dc.identifier.citation Gierut, J. A. (1998a). Natural domains of cyclicity in phonological acquisition. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 12(6), 481-499. PMID: 21269127 en
dc.description.abstract This study expands and further validates cyclicity in the course of phonological development by exploring a potential relationship between the acquisition of singletons and clusters. The hypothesis is that children will acquire singletons followed by clusters in an alternating and recursive pattern, in complement to observed subsegmental cyclicity involving larnygeal and supralaryngeal distinctions. Six children with functional phonological disorders participated in one of three experimental conditions administered as a staggered multiple-baseline, multiple-probe design: treatment of singletons only, clusters only, or the singleton-cluster cycle. Results indicated that a singleton-cluster cycle could be induced experimentally, but it was not generally sustained by a child in expansion of the phonological repertoire. In comparison, laryngeal-supralaryngeal cyclicity was consistently maintained by all children, independent of experimental condition. A theoretical implication of these findings is that cyclicity functions as a governing principle of phonological development, but only if it is inherent to the natural domain of language. The clinical application of cyclicity in structuring treatment is considered. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Institutes of Health DC00433, RR7031K, DC00076, DC001694 (PI: Gierut) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Health Sciences en
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dc.rights © 1998 Taylor & Francis 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 Natural domains of cyclicity in phonological acquisition 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 January 1998, available online: en

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