Associations between Phonology and Syntax in Speech-Delayed Children Interactions between phonology and syntax are inspected in continuous speech samples from 30 speech-delayed children. Two types of interactions are examined: The co-occurrence of speech and language delay and the effects of phonological reduction on the realization of phonetically complex morphophonemes. Four possible patterns of association between the phonological and ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1982
Associations between Phonology and Syntax in Speech-Delayed Children
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Rhea Paul
    Child Study Center, Yale University New Haven Connecticut
  • Lawrence D. Shriberg
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1982
Associations between Phonology and Syntax in Speech-Delayed Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1982, Vol. 25, 536-547. doi:10.1044/jshr.2504.536
History: Received January 24, 1981 , Accepted July 28, 1981
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1982, Vol. 25, 536-547. doi:10.1044/jshr.2504.536
History: Received January 24, 1981; Accepted July 28, 1981

Interactions between phonology and syntax are inspected in continuous speech samples from 30 speech-delayed children. Two types of interactions are examined: The co-occurrence of speech and language delay and the effects of phonological reduction on the realization of phonetically complex morphophonemes. Four possible patterns of association between the phonological and syntactic systems are outlined, and subjects are assigned to these patterns based on their phonological and syntactic performance. Results indicate that two-thirds of the subjects display evidence of overall syntactic delay, whereas half show some limitation in the use of phonetically complex morphophonemes, their performance in that area being below the level of their syntactic production. Implications of these findings for a the theory of speech delay and for management programming are discussed.

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