Phonemic and sub-phonemic neighbourhood similarities in young children's lexicons
Carroll, Julia M. , Myers, Joanne M. and Adelman, James S. (2007) Phonemic and sub-phonemic neighbourhood similarities in young children's lexicons. In: Fourteenth Annual Meeting Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Prague, Czech Republic, 12-14 Jul 2007Full text not available from this repository.
Several researchers have suggested that the phonological representations of children are less detailed than those of adults, perhaps because their lexicons are not as densely populated with similar sounding words (Charles-Luce & Luce, 1990). However, these analyses are based on estimates of expressive vocabulary, which underestimates the total number of words they must represent. This paper presents the results of an analysis of neighbourhood densities of words within an average child's receptive vocabulary at four years, estimated using files from the CHILDES database. Neighbourhood densities will be analysed both in terms of phonemic similarities and in terms of shared phonetic features.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Phonemics, Language acquisition, Children -- Language|
|Official Date:||July 2007|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Fourteenth Annual Meeting Society for the Scientific Study of Reading|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Date(s) of Event:||12-14 Jul 2007|
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