On Under-reported Monolingual Child Phonology Edited by: Elena Babatsouli

Hardback - 480 pages
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31 Jul 2020
Communication Disorders Across Languages
Multilingual Matters
234 x 156


This book compiles original studies investigating crosslinguistic child phonological development in typical and atypical settings, that is, protolanguage phonology. The chapters address topics and issues not widely or exhaustively reported in the literature, such as research on under-represented languages and foci of interest, as well as information that has remained little-known to the field. It documents recent developments on typically developing populations, and atypical developmental speech in children with autism, developmental language disorder affecting speech, childhood apraxia of speech, phonological assessment and intervention, phonological awareness in (a)typical contexts affecting literacy, and motor speech analysis in speech sound disorders. The book will be of interest to linguists and academic researchers, as well as postgraduate students who are investigating child language acquisition in monolingual settings.


This book is an excellent resource for readers looking to expand their crosslinguistic knowledge base in phonological acquisition. The studies span the age range from infancy through school years, providing new insights concerning children with typical and atypical development across languages as diverse as Hebrew, Russian and Valley Zapotec.

- Barbara May Bernhardt, Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia, Canada

This skillfully edited collection looks to the past while making major strides in moving the field of child phonology forward. These reports of speech development in a diverse set of languages provide unique historical, theoretical, and clinical perspectives of interest to a wide, international audience.

- Anna Sosa, Northern Arizona University, USA

Author Biography:

Elena Babatsouli is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA. Her publications include the co-edited volumes An Anthology of Bilingual Child Phonology and Crosslinguistic Encounters in Language Acquisition with Multilingual Matters. She also co-edits with Martin J. Ball the Journal of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (Equinox).

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Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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