Faculty Publications

Title

A study of the acquisition of fricatives by three-year-old children learning mexican spanish

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Language and Speech

Volume

25

Issue

3

First Page

201

Last Page

220

Abstract

Spontaneous picture naming and imitated-sentence responses of six three-year-old monolingual Spanish speaking Mexican children were examined for their sound patterns in the acquisition of the fricatives /x/, /f/ and /s/. The data tend to support the position that children learning the phonology of a particular language may produce forms exemplifying a) constraints by a geographical dialect, b) examples of general developmental processes across languages, and c) variability across children both in their stage of development and individual patterns for dealing with the adult forms of the language being learned. © 1982, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1982

DOI of published version

10.1177/002383098202500301

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