Articulatory inconsistencies in the speech of normal children

T. M. Gallagher, T. H. Shriner

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The spontaneous speech of 3 children about 3 yr old was recorded and transcribed into C(n)V syllabic units. C(n) represents any number of consonants preceding a vowel and is not lexically constrained. Inconsistent production of /s/ and /z/ was related to motor sequencing constraints independent of word boundaries. The results support a model of speech physiology as well as theoretical formulations of child speech production within an adult phonological system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-175
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Speech and Hearing Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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