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This complicated creation to non-disordered phonological acquisition is the 1st textbook of its sort. correct to theoretical, utilized and medical phonology, this student-friendly textual content will allow the reader to reinforce their observational abilities and boost an figuring out of the relationship among baby information and phonological conception. The authors offer a transparent evaluation of concerns in phonological acquisition, investigating baby phonological styles, phonological thought, the pre-production levels of phonological acquisition and non-grammatical elements affecting acquisition.

Wyn Johnson and Paula Reimers first current a wealthy set of cross-linguistic info calling for phonological analyses earlier than introducing a vast spectrum of phonological idea, which levels from defining what's intended by means of 'markedness' to demonstrating how Optimality thought explains baby styles. The query of while acquisition starts within the baby additionally involves an research of pre-production phases, which casts doubt at the validity of phonological concept and necessitates the exam of different money owed of kid styles. via steerage the reader to enquire the level to which theories of speech creation can clarify routine sound styles in baby language and introducing perceptual features of acquisition, this ebook presents readers with a valid knowing of the tactics in phonological acquisition, necessary to scholars and practitioners.

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