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The study investigated the phonological awareness abilities of Cantonese-speaking pre-schoolers with cochlear implants. Participants were 15 Cantonese-speaking children with cochlear implants (CIs) aged 3.08-6.10, chronological-age-matched with 15 children with normal hearing. Each participant performed 10 tasks evaluating different levels of phonological… (More)
PURPOSE This article examined the phonological skills of 2 groups of Cantonese-speaking children with prelingual, profound bilateral hearing loss. The phonological abilities of 7 children fitted with hearing aids were compared with the abilities of 7 children who wore cochlear implants. METHOD Participants in each group ranged in age from 5;1 to 6;4… (More)
This paper reports the phoneme repertoires and phonological error patterns of 600 Chinese-speaking children aged 2;0 to 7;0. The findings support the hypotheses that phonological acquisition is influenced by the ambient language and the mother tongue.