Phonological Selectivity in the First Fifty Words of a Bilingual Child Article

Yavas, M. (1995). Phonological Selectivity in the First Fifty Words of a Bilingual Child . 38(2), 189-202. 10.1177/002383099503800204

cited authors

  • Yavas, M

fiu authors

abstract

  • This paper examines the phonology of the first 50-word period of a Portuguese-Turkish bilingual child (1;7–1;10), with specific reference to selection/avoidance patterns. Results reveal clear patterns of avoidance related to language-independent segmental restrictions (front rounded vowels, back high unrounded vowel, initial fricatives, laterals and consonant clusters), and in some cases, to word/syllable shapes. Results also show lack of synonymy in his productive lexicon and very little variability. © 1995, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 1995

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start page

  • 189

end page

  • 202

volume

  • 38

issue

  • 2