On the Nature of Phonological Development Evidence from Normal Children's Spelling Errors Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1989
On the Nature of Phonological Development
 
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  • Paul R. Hoffman
    Louisiana State University
  • Janet A. Norris
    Louisiana State University
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1989
On the Nature of Phonological Development
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1989, Vol. 32, 787-794. doi:10.1044/jshr.3204.787
History: Received May 6, 1988 , Accepted April 14, 1989
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1989, Vol. 32, 787-794. doi:10.1044/jshr.3204.787
History: Received May 6, 1988; Accepted April 14, 1989

Spelling errors of 45 elementary school children were analyzed for phonological process patterns. A considerable proportion of errors involved both syllabic reduction and feature changes similar to those seen in normal speech development. Results are discussed with respect to application of phonological constructs to the study of development of speech production. An alternative psychological model of development is proposed in outline.

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