The Construction of a First Phonology

  title={The Construction of a First Phonology},
  author={Marilyn M. Vihman and Shelley L. Velleman},
  volume={57 2-4},
Although it is generally accepted that phonological development is grounded in phonetic learning, there is less agreement for the proposition supported here, that the first phonological structuring constitutes a developmental discontinuity. Data from the phonetic and lexical learning of Finnish consonant duration are presented to illustrate the role of (1) child selection of adult words for early context-supported production based on phonetic learning and (2) child adaptation of adult words to… CONTINUE READING

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