Show simple item record Gierut, Judith A. en 2015-06-23T19:36:31Z en 2015-06-23T19:36:31Z en 1991 en
dc.identifier.citation Gierut, J. A. (1991). Homonymy in phonological change. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 5(2), 119-137. PMID: 23682602 en
dc.description.abstract This study examines the role of homonymy as a motivator of phonological change in treatment. The relative effectiveness of two treatment structures in improving the production of treated and untreated error sounds was evaluated. One treatment structure emphasized homonymous forms by comparing 1:1 a desired ambient target with its corresponding replacement error from the child's grammar, consistent with conventional minimal pair treatment (Weiner, 1981). The other treatment did not focus on homonymy, nor did it make explicit reference to a child's grammar. In line with treatment of the empty or unknown set (Gierut, 1989), two errored sounds were simply compared with each other. Differential learning was observed among the treatments such that the non-homonymous structure resulted in greater accuracies of treated sounds and in more new untreated sounds being added to the phonological system. The findings have potential implications for the status of homonymy in phonological change and in the structure of phonological treatment. 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 © 1991 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 Homonymy in phonological change 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 1991, available online: en

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