A longitudinal study of the phonological development of two Cantonese-English bilingual children

Holm, A. and Dodd, B. (1999) A longitudinal study of the phonological development of two Cantonese-English bilingual children. Applied Psycholinguistics, 20 3: 349-376.

Author Holm, A.
Dodd, B.
Title A longitudinal study of the phonological development of two Cantonese-English bilingual children
Journal name Applied Psycholinguistics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-1817
0142-7164
Publication date 1999-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 349
End page 376
Total pages 28
Place of publication Cambridge
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Subject 170204 Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
Abstract Longitudinal case studies of the successive phonological acquisition of two Cantonese-English bilingual children, aged 2;3 to 3;1 years and 2;9 to 3;5 years, are presented. The children were assessed at 4-week intervals. The first assessment of their phonology occurred when they had been exposed to English for three months. Phoneme acquisition and phonological process data revealed that both children had separate phonological systems for the two languages. The two phonological systems for each child developed in similar ways to monolingual children acquiring Cantonese and English. However, a number of error patterns, indicative of disorder in monolingual children, were evident in the children's phonological systems in English and in Cantonese. These patterns have been documented as normal error patterns for successive bilingual Cantonese-English speaking children. The difference between normal successive bilingual phonological development and normal monolingual development is addressed.
Q-Index Code C1
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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