Phonological constraints and word truncation in early language acquisition

  title={Phonological constraints and word truncation in early language acquisition},
  author={Mitsuhiko Ota},
Recent research on children’s word production has r ecognized that early word truncation is not a random process but an oper ation with a predictable pattern. A well-known example in child English and child Dutch is a stage of development during which long target words are syst ematically reduced to disyllabic or heavy monosyllabic forms (Demuth & Fe e 1995; Echols & Newport, 1992; Fikkert, 1994; Gerken, 1994; among o thers). This size restriction has been attributed to either productio n… CONTINUE READING

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