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Markedness and the Development of Prosodic Structure
TLDR
It has long been noted that children’s early word productions can best be understood in terms of output constraints on surface form, and that those forms show a certain degree of variability in shape. Expand
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Prosodically-conditioned variability in children's production of French determiners.
Researchers have long noted that children's grammatical morphemes are variably produced, raising questions about when and how grammatical competence is acquired. This study examined the spontaneousExpand
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Word-minimality, Epenthesis and Coda Licensing in the Early Acquisition of English
Many languages exhibit constraints on prosodic words, where lexical items must be composed of at least two moras of structure, or a binary foot. Demuth and Fee (1995) proposed that childrenExpand
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Effects of the acoustic properties of infant-directed speech on infant word recognition.
A number of studies have examined the acoustic differences between infant-directed speech (IDS) and adult-directed speech, suggesting that the exaggerated acoustic properties of IDS might facilitateExpand
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Phonological constraints on children's production of English third person singular -s.
PURPOSE Children variably produce grammatical morphemes at early stages of development, often omitting inflectional morphemes in obligatory contexts. This has typically been attributed to immatureExpand
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Prosodic constraints on morphological development
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"You're telling me!" The Prevalence and Predictors of Pronoun Reversals in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Typical Development.
Social and linguistic explanations have been proposed for pronoun reversals in young typically developing (TD) children and those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The current study breaks newExpand
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3-Year-olds’ comprehension, production, and generalization of Sesotho passives
Researchers have long been puzzled by the challenge English passive constructions present for language learners, with adult-like comprehension and production emerging only around the age of 5. It hasExpand
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