The Development of Prosodic Structure in Early Words

Continuity, divergence and change

Mitsuhiko Ota | University of Edinburgh
ISBN 9789027252937 (Eur) | EUR 99.00
ISBN 9781588114693 (USA) | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027295972 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This monograph addresses three basic questions regarding the development of word-internal prosodic structure: How much of the phonological structure of early words is regulated by the same constituents and principles that govern the organization of prosodic structure of mature grammar? Why do early words diverge from the adult targets in shape and size? And what is the best way to model developmental changes that occur in prosodic structure? Answers to these questions are explored through the longitudinal analysis of spontaneous production data from child Japanese. The analysis provides new types of evidence and new arguments that the prosodic phonology of young children is largely continuous with that of adults, and that the surface child-adult divergence in word forms and the overall pattern of developmental changes are best explained in terms of ranked violable constraints on the representation of prosodic structure, whose ordering is modified in the course of acquisition.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 34] 2003.  xii, 224 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“In my view, this book constitutes a strong contribution to the field of phonological acquisition. Detailed developmental studies of the acquisition of prosodic phonology in particular languages are a valuable contribution to the effort of describing the development of language phonology. This work represents a key analysis in the study of phonological acquisition, and adds to the recent crosslinguistic work undertaken for other languages. I am sure this book will provide scholars, teachers, students and readers with valuable insights which will spark further interest in the field of phonological acquisition.”
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