Minjung Kim

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This study investigates the acquisition of word-initial Korean obstruents (i.e. stops, affricates and fricatives). Korean obstruents are characterized by a three-way contrast among stops and affricates (i.e. fortis, aspirated and lenis) and a two-way fricative contrast (i.e. fortis and lenis). All these obstruents are voiceless word-initially.(More)
This exploratory study examined the influences of student, teacher, and setting characteristics on kindergarteners' early reading outcomes and investigated whether those relations were moderated by type of intervention. Participants included 206 kindergarteners identified as at risk for reading difficulties and randomly assigned to one of two supplemental(More)
Young children's speech is compared to (a) adult-to-adult (A-A) normal speech, and (b) adult-to-adult (A-A) slow speech, and (c) adult-to-child (A-C) speech by measuring durations and variability of each segment in consonant-vowel-consonant CVC (CVC consonant-vowel-consonant) words. The results demonstrate that child speech is more similar to A-C speech(More)
A number of studies have investigated acquisition of stop voicing contrast in various languages by voice onset time measurement. Korean stops, however, are all voiceless word-initially and are differentiated by multiple acoustic-phonetic parameters resulting in a three-way contrast (fortis, aspirated, and lenis). The present study examines developmental(More)
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