Contextual Variables Related to Inconsistent /s/ and /z/ Production in the Spontaneous Speech of Children The relationship between phonetic context and inconsistent productions of /s/ and /z/ in the spontaneous speech of three approximately three-year-old children was investigated using a nonlexically constrained segmentation, the VCnV syllable. Cn represents any number of consonants occurring between two vowels. The results indicate that of the speech segments surrounding ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1975
Contextual Variables Related to Inconsistent /s/ and /z/ Production in the Spontaneous Speech of Children
 
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  • Tanya M. Gallagher
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Thomas H. Shriner
    University of Miami Medical School, Florida
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1975
Contextual Variables Related to Inconsistent /s/ and /z/ Production in the Spontaneous Speech of Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1975, Vol. 18, 623-633. doi:10.1044/jshr.1804.623
History: Received October 29, 1974 , Accepted May 15, 1975
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1975, Vol. 18, 623-633. doi:10.1044/jshr.1804.623
History: Received October 29, 1974; Accepted May 15, 1975

The relationship between phonetic context and inconsistent productions of /s/ and /z/ in the spontaneous speech of three approximately three-year-old children was investigated using a nonlexically constrained segmentation, the VCnV syllable. Cn represents any number of consonants occurring between two vowels. The results indicate that of the speech segments surrounding /s/ and /z/ only the identity of consonants following these segments was significantly related to the accuracy of /s/ and /z/ production. The implications of the data for models of speech production are discussed.

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