Early phonetic and lexical development: a productivity approach.

  title={Early phonetic and lexical development: a productivity approach.},
  author={LINDSAY G. McCUNE and Marilyn M. Vihman},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  volume={44 3},
Researchers frequently examine the development of the single-word lexicon in the absence of phonetic data. Yet a large body of literature demonstrates relationships between the phonetics of babble and early speech, and it is clear that production skill is essential for establishing a lexicon. This study uses longitudinal productivity criteria to establish children's phonetic skill. Twenty children were followed from age 9 to 16 months, and their level of consistency of vocal patterns was… CONTINUE READING

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