Patterns in the acquisition of some cognate consonants in portuguese

Marígia Viana


Acquiring the phonology of a language requires the development of a high complex series of processes on which,
unfortunately, we still lack much information. As a result of the uniqueness of languages we are faced with the problem of identifying these processes and their ordering of appearance in apparently a quite distinct manner within each language and from child to child.
While the general trend is that children use systematic
patterns to distinguish between cognate pairs of sounds, these
patterns may vary from language to language. Moreover, this
discrimination task may be a result of the acquisition of
different skills acquired at different stages (cf. Macken and
Barton, 1979).


Língua Inglesa; Literatura Inglesa


Copyright (c) 1988 Marígia Viana

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.