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Variation and similarity in the phonological development of French dizygotic twins: phonological bootstrapping towards segmental learning?

Laing, Catherine 2011. Variation and similarity in the phonological development of French dizygotic twins: phonological bootstrapping towards segmental learning? York Papers in Linguistics 2 (11) , pp. 74-87.

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Abstract

The few existing studies comparing the language acquisition of twins have shown contrasting findings with regard to phonological development (Bloch (1921), Leonard et al (1980)). Focussing on the implementation of templates – preferred output patterns implemented to facilitate production – this study compares the phonological acquisitions of a pair of twins, as systematisation of the output through templates appears to set the framework for an important shift in language development. Parallel templates are discussed alongside the observation of a coordinated shift towards segmental learning despite an initially dissimilar approach to language learning. Evidence from this data suggests that a form of phonological bootstrapping is taking place between these infants, which leads to further questions regarding the language acquisition of twins in the longer-term.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York
ISSN: 1758-0315
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 November 2017
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 14:27
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/106571

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