Errors in the Echoic Behavior of Preschool Children Ninety children were divided equally into three age groups ranging at full-year intervals from 3.0 to 5.9 years of age. The subjects were given a test of echoic behavior consisting of 22 consonants coupled with each of two vowels to form consonant-vowel nonsense syllables. Analysis indicated that the errors made ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1967
Errors in the Echoic Behavior of Preschool Children
 
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  • William A. Bricker
    George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tennessee
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1967
Errors in the Echoic Behavior of Preschool Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1967, Vol. 10, 67-76. doi:10.1044/jshr.1001.67
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1967, Vol. 10, 67-76. doi:10.1044/jshr.1001.67

Ninety children were divided equally into three age groups ranging at full-year intervals from 3.0 to 5.9 years of age. The subjects were given a test of echoic behavior consisting of 22 consonants coupled with each of two vowels to form consonant-vowel nonsense syllables. Analysis indicated that the errors made were inversely related to the frequency of the sounds in the repertoires of infants, and to the frequency of the sounds in the English language. Results also indicated that the stability of specific errors increased with age while the total frequency of errors decreased. The analysis of specific errors indicated that more errors were associated with the place of articulation than with either the manner of articulation or the voiced-voiceless dimension.

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