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Between-word processes in child phonology*

  • Joseph Paul Stemberger (a1)


Most processes in child phonology have as their domain a single word or a smaller chunk of phonological material. Processes that involve the interaction of two or more words have never been examined. In a diary study of the speech of one child acquiring English, there were eight between-word processes. All were optional and occurred in fairly restricted environments. Most of the processes were of short duration. Consequences for the study of child phonology are discussed.


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Department of Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.


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This work was supported in part by NIH Training Grant NS-7134-06 to Indiana University and by a Graduate School Faculty Grant-in-Aid from the University of Minnesota. Part of the research was done while I was a postdoctoral student in Dave Pisoni's Speech Perception Laboratory at Indiana University. I would like to thank Pat Broen, Becky Treiman, Bruce Hayes, and the many participants at the Midwestern Child Phonology Conference (1986) for comments on parts of this work. Special thanks go to Gwendolyn Stemberger for tolerating the data collection.



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