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Spanish-English Articulation and Phonology of 4- and 5-Year-Old Preschool Children : An Initial Investigation
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  • Alejandro E. Brice
  • Cecyle Carson
  • Jennifer Dennis O'Brien
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Alejandro Brice

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2009
Date Issued
November 2009
Date Available
April 2011
Disciplines
Abstract

In this study, it was postulated that typically developing (i.e., normally developing without incidence of a speech or language delay or disorder) Spanish/English speaking children ages 4 to 5 years old would show different articulation productions and phonological patterns in both languages. Sixteen participants from Florida were tested with Spanish and English articulation and phonology tests. For articulation, two manner or articulation comparisons were found to be significant (i.e., plosives and liquids/glides). In addition, two phonological patterns (i.e., stopping and velar fronting) were significantly different. Normative articulation and phonological Spanish and English data were obtained and should be useful for today's public school speech-language pathologists. Further research should include normative data for bilingual children with articulation and/or phonological disorders to develop more appropriate treatments. In addition, it is recommended that other languages be investigated as the nation is also experiencing growth in languages beyond Spanish.

Comments
Author's manuscript version. The final full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Communication Disorders Quarterly, v31 n1 p3-14 2009. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
Pro-Ed
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Communication disorders quarterly ; vol. 31, issue 1, p. 3-14