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Phonological Errors in Children's Language Development

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1). Explore what patterns are in children?s early pronunciation ?errors?. 2). How do we know what children know more words than they can actually produce: that comprehension develops more quickly than the ability to reproduce language? 3). Explain the importance of intonation in the child?s language phonological development? In the early stages of language development, children?s phonological stage is when they?ve often made ?errors? in their language, but this will differ depending on the child. Babies at the age of 18-24 months go into their two-word combinations and later at 24-40 months enter their telegraphic by which they will have up to 6-word combinations of vowel and consonant words. ...read more.


But children also will add a sound to their CVCV structure like ?chow-chow? or ?wee wee?. This falls under the act of reduplication of which children tend to add a particular sound or pattern to sounds such as ?choo-choo?. We know this through the ?Fish Phenomenon? that Berko and Brown researched through children. The case showed that children would delete a word or sound that had a consonant cluster reduction in where a child doesn?t use the fricative sound in a word like ?sh? in ?fish?. Therefore they would create a stop sound to say the word that has a consonant cluster, bout would stop at sudden holt like ?t? or ?d?. ...read more.


During the intonation process, toddlers can?t form grammatically complete utterances so they will start using single recognisable words for two or more objects or using social words. This predominately starts to begin in the holophrastic stage. Intonation is the process of when a child will know what an object is but tend to associate different meanings, thoughts or feelings towards it. For example, a child could say ?car? or at the two-word stage using the phoneme ?my car?. And this could be seen and interpret as many different things. They could be informing you that they want you to play with them, letting you know it?s theirs or just telling you it?s in visible sight. Finally, you can start to distinguish a value of different combinations of lexis and semantically change that will possibly change during the action of child language development. ...read more.

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