Article/Report  |   June 2003
Phonological Features of Child African American English
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Special Populations / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Language
Article/Report   |   June 2003
Phonological Features of Child African American English
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research June 2003, Vol.46, 623-635. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2003/049)
History: Accepted 17 Jan 2003 , Received 25 Apr 2002
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research June 2003, Vol.46, 623-635. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2003/049)
History: Accepted 17 Jan 2003 , Received 25 Apr 2002

The production of phonological features of African American English (AAE) was examined for 64 typically developing African American children in the 2nd through the 5th grade. Students read aloud passages written in Standard American English. Sixty of the students read the passages using AAE, and 8 different phonological features were represented in their readings. Phonological features were more frequent than morphosyntactic features. The findings as a whole support use of the taxonomy developed for this investigation in characterizing the phonological features of child AAE.

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