You are here: Lirias Odisee Studiegebied Onderwijs Odisee
Title: Consonant inventories in the spontaneous speech of young children: A bootstrapping procedure
Authors: Van Severen, Lieve ×
Van den Berg, Renate
Molemans, Inge
Gillis, Steven #
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Series Title: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics vol:26 issue:2 pages:164-187
Abstract: Consonant inventories are commonly drawn to assess the phonological acquisition of toddlers. However, the spontaneous speech data that are analysed often vary substantially in size and composition. Consequently, comparisons between children and across studies are fundamentally hampered. This study aims to examine the effect of sample size on the resulting consonant inventories. A spontaneous speech corpus of 30 Dutch-speaking 2-year-olds was used. The results indicate that in order to construct and compare inventories reliably, they should be drawn from speech samples that are equally large. A new consonant inventory procedure is introduced. The implementation of this procedure demonstrates considerably less variation in inventory size across children and word positions than reported previously. This finding has important implications for clinical studies that constructed and compared inventories of typically and atypically developing children without normalizing the sample size.
ISSN: 0269-9206
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Studiegebied Onderwijs Odisee
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science