Volume 83, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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Consonant inventories are commonly used phonological measures for analysing spontaneous speech data of young children with a normal or disordered language development. However, a standard procedure is lacking. In this study, different consonant inventories are derived following the guidelines of various existing procedures. Consonant inventories have usually been drawn from speech samples varying substantially in size. The size of the consonant inventories, however, is strongly related to the amount of speech data analyzed. Therefore, speech samples of equal sizes across children and across observation sessions should be used, a requirement often neglected in language acquisition studies.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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