Articulation of /s/ as a Function of Cluster and Word Frequency of Occurrence This study examined frequency-of-occurrence effects on the articulatory productions of /s/ in words by 76 normal and 18 /s/-defective second graders. The stimuli, monosyllabic CCVC and CVCC words, consisted of high- and low-frequency words, with each word containing either a high- or low-frequency /s/ cluster. The stimuli were arranged in ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1971
Articulation of /s/ as a Function of Cluster and Word Frequency of Occurrence
 
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  • Laurence B. Leonard
    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • Stuart I. Ritterman
    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1971
Articulation of /s/ as a Function of Cluster and Word Frequency of Occurrence
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1971, Vol. 14, 476-485. doi:10.1044/jshr.1403.476
History: Received July 10, 1970
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1971, Vol. 14, 476-485. doi:10.1044/jshr.1403.476
History: Received July 10, 1970

This study examined frequency-of-occurrence effects on the articulatory productions of /s/ in words by 76 normal and 18 /s/-defective second graders. The stimuli, monosyllabic CCVC and CVCC words, consisted of high- and low-frequency words, with each word containing either a high- or low-frequency /s/ cluster. The stimuli were arranged in four permutations of cluster/word frequency combinations and were presented to the subjects in an imitation task. Significant differences were observed between the articulatory performances on high- versus low-frequency clusters, as well as on high- versus low-frequency words.

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