The structure and nature of phonological neighbourhoods in children's early lexicons.

@article{Zamuner2009TheSA,
  title={The structure and nature of phonological neighbourhoods in children's early lexicons.},
  author={Tania S. Zamuner},
  journal={Journal of child language},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={3-21}
}
This research examines phonological neighbourhoods in the lexicons of children acquiring English. Analyses of neighbourhood densities were done on children's earliest words and on a corpus of spontaneous speech, used to measure neighbours in the target language. Neighbourhood densities were analyzed for words created by changing segments in word-onset position (rhyme neighbours as in pin/bin), vowel position (consonant neighbours as in pin/pan/) and word-offset position (lead neighbours as in… CONTINUE READING

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