Acquisition of correct vowel production: a quantitative case study.

  title={Acquisition of correct vowel production: a quantitative case study.},
  author={Barbara L. Davis and Peter F. MacNeilage},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  volume={33 1},
There have been relatively few studies of the course of acquisition of correct vowel production. The present study suggests this gives an illusory impression that vowels are acquired easily and are of little theoretical interest. Despite a relatively precocious rate of vocabulary acquisition over the period from 14 to 20 months, the subject studied produced less than 60% of her vowels correctly according to evidence from phonetic transcriptions. A complex pattern of vowel preferences and errors… CONTINUE READING

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