Show simple item record Gierut, Judith A. en Morrisette, Michele L. en 2015-06-23T19:36:31Z en 2015-06-23T19:36:31Z en 1996 en
dc.identifier.citation Gierut, J. A. & Morrisette, M. L. (1996). Triggering a principle of phonemic acquisition. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 10(1), 15-30. PMID: 20426512 en
dc.description.abstract This experimental clinical study evaluated different treatment manipulations of the principle of Laryngeal-Supralaryngeal Cyclicity as a follow-up to Gierut (1994b). Laryngeal-Supralaryngeal Cyclicity states that the acquisition of phonemic distinctions will occur as a bivalent cycle with laryngeal and supralaryngeal distinctions emerging in turn. In this study, children with seemingly static phonemic systems participated in a treatment programme that introduced sequentially new distinctions to the inventory. One child was presented with alternating laryngeal and supralaryngeal properties consistent with the principle, whereas the other child was exposed only to consecutive supralaryngeal distinctions. Results indicated that the latter treatment condition triggered greater phonemic expansion, as based on the longitudinal course of emergent phonemic distinctions for each child. These findings were comparable to those of the earlier investigation, and have implications for treatment efficacy and theories of language acquisition. 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 © 1996 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 Triggering a principle of phonemic 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 1996, available online: en

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