Insights From Acquisition and Learning: How Phonological Representations Develop During First-Language Acquisition Speech Processing In Bilingual and Multilingual Listeners Second-Language Speech Learning

Katherine Demuth, Paola Escudero, Rajka Smiljanic, Jae Yung Song

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Abstract

This article discusses the role of language development in early acquisition, multilingualism, and second-language acquisition and presents its implications on the core phonological concepts. Some of the variable production and comprehension of both phonological units and grammatical morphemes may be influenced by the prosodic context and/or utterance position in which they occur. Children have long been known to exhibit within-speaker variability in the production of English inflectional morphemes. Many researchers suggest that this is due to incomplete semantic or syntactic representations. The new technological developments such as more accessible audio/video recording equipment and speech analysis software are introduced to address the limitations of previous longitudinal corpora such that the CHILDES database allows for both Unicode IPA transcription and the linking of audio/video files to the transcription record. Ultrasound methods are used to explore the nature of children's early phonological representations. Speech perception studies have showed that simultaneous bilinguals' speech processing cannot be distinguished from that of monolinguals in their two languages, at least when they are very young (10-12 months of age) or as adults. It demonstrates that they may have separate systems for handling the processing of their two languages.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology
EditorsAbigail C. Cohn, Cécile Fougeron, Marie K. Huffman
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages397-405
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780191744068
ISBN (Print)9780199575039
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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language acquisition
listener
language
learning
video recording
multilingualism
technical development
comprehension
video
semantics
First Language Acquisition
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Listeners
Language
Speech Processing
Phonological Representations
Longitudinal Corpus
Inflectional Morphemes
Utterance
Ultrasound

Keywords

  • CHILDES database
  • Emantic representations
  • Grammatical morphemes
  • Phonological units
  • Speech analysis software
  • Syntactic representations

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Demuth, K., Escudero, P., Smiljanic, R., & Song, J. Y. (2012). Insights From Acquisition and Learning: How Phonological Representations Develop During First-Language Acquisition Speech Processing In Bilingual and Multilingual Listeners Second-Language Speech Learning. In A. C. Cohn, C. Fougeron, & M. K. Huffman (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology (pp. 397-405). New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199575039.013.0016
Demuth, Katherine ; Escudero, Paola ; Smiljanic, Rajka ; Song, Jae Yung. / Insights From Acquisition and Learning : How Phonological Representations Develop During First-Language Acquisition Speech Processing In Bilingual and Multilingual Listeners Second-Language Speech Learning. The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology. editor / Abigail C. Cohn ; Cécile Fougeron ; Marie K. Huffman. New York : Oxford University Press, 2012. pp. 397-405
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Demuth, K, Escudero, P, Smiljanic, R & Song, JY 2012, Insights From Acquisition and Learning: How Phonological Representations Develop During First-Language Acquisition Speech Processing In Bilingual and Multilingual Listeners Second-Language Speech Learning. in AC Cohn, C Fougeron & MK Huffman (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 397-405. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199575039.013.0016

Insights From Acquisition and Learning : How Phonological Representations Develop During First-Language Acquisition Speech Processing In Bilingual and Multilingual Listeners Second-Language Speech Learning. / Demuth, Katherine; Escudero, Paola; Smiljanic, Rajka; Song, Jae Yung.

The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology. ed. / Abigail C. Cohn; Cécile Fougeron; Marie K. Huffman. New York : Oxford University Press, 2012. p. 397-405.

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Demuth K, Escudero P, Smiljanic R, Song JY. Insights From Acquisition and Learning: How Phonological Representations Develop During First-Language Acquisition Speech Processing In Bilingual and Multilingual Listeners Second-Language Speech Learning. In Cohn AC, Fougeron C, Huffman MK, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology. New York: Oxford University Press. 2012. p. 397-405 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199575039.013.0016