Journal article

DOWNS-SYNDROME AND THE ACQUISITION OF PHONOLOGY BY CANTONESE-SPEAKING CHILDREN

LKH SO, BJ DODD

JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 1994

Abstract

The phonological abilities of two groups of 4-9-year-old intellectually impaired Cantonese-speaking children are described. Children with Down's syndrome did not differ from matched non-Down's syndrome controls in terms of a lexical comprehension measure, the size of their phoneme repertoires, the range of sounds affected by articulatory imprecision, or the number of consonants, vowels or tones produced in error. However, the types of errors made by the Down's syndrome children were different from those made by the control subjects. Cantonese-speaking children with Down's syndrome, as compared with controls, made a greater number of inconsistent errors, were more likely to produce non-develo..

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