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Language Acquisition, Aphasia, and Phonotactic Universals

  • Lise Menn
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Abstract

In this paper I will consider the nature of phonotactic markedness in the light of work in early first language phonotaxis. Then we will turn to work in progress on a particular family of aphasic word production errors, to recent studies of second language acquisition, and to instrumental phonetic work on perceptual aspects of phonotaxis. I think that all four of these areas of study, as well as slip of the tongue data, are fitting together to make a coherent explanatory approach to phonotactic universals, this paper is intended as a brief introduction to the nature of that approach.

Keywords

Language Acquisition Consonant Cluster Child Language Output Constraint Segmental Representation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lise Menn
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  1. 1.Aphasia Research CenterBoston University School of MedicineUSA

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