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Book: Optimality Theory, Phonological Acquisition and Disorders

Chapter: 10 Syllable onsets in developmental perception and production

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21490


This chapter addresses longstanding questions about children’s knowledge of phonological structure and how this structure is used to acquire the productive phonology. The primary focus of the chapter are the onsets of syllables, in evaluation of three levels of internal structure.

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