Error patterns in Korean-English bilingual children

Kim, Jae-Hyun, Ballard, Elaine, and McCann, Clare (2014) Error patterns in Korean-English bilingual children. In: [Presented at the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association 2014 Conference]. From: New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association 2014 Conference, 9-11 April 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

Error patterns are considered to be the best criterion to identify children with phonological disorders (Dodd, 2005). Assessing bilingual children with suspected phonological disorders is a challenge to speech pathologists because developmental error patterns in bilingual children are not well understood. This presentation reports on error patterns in typically developing Korean-English bilingual children aged between 5;0 and 6;11 (n = 30) from an on-going study. Compared to their monolingual counterparts, a greater number of error patterns were found with the bilinguals. While most error patterns were considered typical for monolinguals, the ages of suppression for these were delayed. For example, stopping of fricatives persisted till 6;5 in bilingual children in English and 5;11 in Korean, even though it is suppressed by 3;5 and 4;11 in monolingual English- (Dodd, Holm, Hua, & Crosbie, 2003) and Korean-speaking children (Kim, 2006), respectively. In addition, error patterns deemed atypical for monolingual children emerged in both languages (e.g. word final vowel epenthesis in English and word final stop aspiration in Korean). Such 'atypical' error patterns are likely to be the result of a transference of the phonotactic constraints of one language into the other. The emerging error patterns will be further discussed with potential factors influencing their emergence and suppression (e.g. age of second language acquisition, language exposure). The presentation will conclude with clinical implications of the study’s findings.

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Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 01:33
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