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Title: Phonological Process Occurrence in Typically Developing Toddlers
Authors: Petinou, Kakia 
Armostis, Spyros 
Keywords: Cypriot Greek dialect;Phonological development;Phonological processes
Category: Clinical Medicine
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2017
Publisher: S. Karger AG
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 2017, Pages 199-204
DOI: 10.1159/000454950
Journal: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica 
Abstract: Background/Aims: The study examined the phonological development in Cypriot Greek (CG)-speaking, typically developing (TD) toddlers for the purpose of observing occurrences of initial consonant deletion (ICD), regressive assimilation (RAS), and their interactive relationship as a function of time. Participants and Methods: Subjects were 8 CG-speaking TD toddlers assessed longitudinally at ages 24-28 and 32-36 months. Word targets from spontaneously produced utterances via language sample collection were analyzed for the percentage of occurrence of ICD and RAS. Results: Results revealed a significant change of phonological process occurrence as a function of time as well as an antagonistic relationship between ICD and correct onset production. Comparisons between measures showed that trisyllabic (three-syllable) words exhibited higher rates of ICD than disyllabic words. Conclusions: Early patterns of phonological development and phonological assessment should include a hierarchical account of phonological behavior in the form of word structure shapes and a possible interaction among phonological process occurrence.
ISSN: 10217762
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2017.07.005
Rights: © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel
Type: Article
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