Lexicon-phonology relationships and dynamics of early language development - A commentary on Stoel-Gammon's Relationships between lexical and phonological development in young children

Jan Edwards, Benjamin Munson, Mary E. Beckman

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    Abstract

    We applaud Stoel-Gammon's (this issue) call for a more comprehensive account of the relationship between lexicon and phonology, and we strongly endorse her suggestions for future research. However, we think that it will not be enough simply to integrate findings and methods from the adult-centered and child-centered literatures. Both of these literatures suggest that we need to rethink standard assumptions about what phonological representations are and how they emerge to support the very large vocabularies that speakers develop over the course of a lifetime. Our commentary focuses on three themes relevant to this reconceptualization.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)35-40
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of child language
    Volume38
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 2011

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