This complicated advent to non-disordered phonological acquisition is the 1st textbook of its type. appropriate to theoretical, utilized and scientific phonology, this student-friendly textual content will let the reader to augment their observational abilities and advance an realizing of the relationship among baby facts and phonological thought. The authors offer a transparent review of concerns in phonological acquisition, investigating baby phonological styles, phonological concept, the pre-production phases 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 ahead of introducing a wide spectrum of phonological thought, which levels from defining what's intended by way of 'markedness' to demonstrating how Optimality conception explains baby styles. The query of while acquisition starts within the baby additionally includes an research of pre-production levels, which casts doubt at the validity of phonological conception and necessitates the exam of other debts of kid styles. via guidance the reader to enquire the level to which theories of speech construction can clarify ordinary sound styles in baby language and introducing perceptual facets of acquisition, this publication presents readers with a valid figuring out of the tactics in phonological acquisition, necessary to scholars and practitioners.

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