Syntactic and Phonological Influences on Children’s Articulation The effects of syntactic and phonological structure on the consonant articulations of children with phonological deficits were investigated. Three structural variables were studied: syntactic structure (noun phrase, declarative sentence and passive sentence), word structure (monosyllable and disyllable) and word position (initial and final). Syntactic structure and word structure significantly affected ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1979
Syntactic and Phonological Influences on Children’s Articulation
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • John M. Panagos
    Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University
  • Mary Ellen Quine
    Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University
  • Richard J. Klich
    Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University
Article Information
Research Articles
Research Article   |   December 01, 1979
Syntactic and Phonological Influences on Children’s Articulation
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1979, Vol. 22, 841-848. doi:10.1044/jshr.2204.841
History: Received September 6, 1974 , Accepted February 21, 1979
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1979, Vol. 22, 841-848. doi:10.1044/jshr.2204.841
History: Received September 6, 1974; Accepted February 21, 1979

The effects of syntactic and phonological structure on the consonant articulations of children with phonological deficits were investigated. Three structural variables were studied: syntactic structure (noun phrase, declarative sentence and passive sentence), word structure (monosyllable and disyllable) and word position (initial and final). Syntactic structure and word structure significantly affected the accuracy of articulation and the degree of word simplification. Structural complexity may contribute to overall hierarchial complexity, in turn causing children to simplify their speech.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access