Phonetics: Fundamentals, Potential Applications and Role in Communicative Disorders


Jasmine Davis (Editor)

Series: Languages and Linguistics
BISAC: LAN011000

Specific Language Impairment (SLI) occurs in 6.3% of children, twice as much in males than females. Deficits in phonology may include difficulties with early speech sound production, and/or weak phonological awareness skills, resulting in struggles with reading and writing. Chapter 1 reviews the most relevant research published that informs the definition, identification and treatment of expressive language impairment (ELI) in children ages 3 to 10 years old, with a focus on phonetic and phonological interventions. Chapter 2 explores the place of coarticulation in the phonology/phonetics dichotomy, relating coarticulating to what may in essence be viewed as its phonological counterpart – assimilation.

Chapter 3 addresses how an approach based on phonological principles can be a reliable method for the speech intervention in children with cleft palate and compensatory articulation errors. A categorically stratified scale for classifying compensatory articulation errors according to severity and response to therapy is described. Finally, some strategies for speech intervention which are more suitable for a phonological and linguistic intervention are presented. The chapter explains how is that selecting the strategies to be used during the intervention according the severity of the articulation errors seem to increase their effectiveness.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Phonetic and Phonological Difficulties Associated with Expressive Language Impairment in Young Children: A Review of the Literature
(Dilara Deniz Can, Eileen Brudish, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA, and others)

Chapter 2
(Veno Volenec, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Chapter 3
Speech Intervention for Correcting Compensatory Articulation in Children with Cleft Palate
(Pablo Antonio Ysunza, Ian Jackson Craniofacial and Cleft Palate Clinic-Neuroscience Program, Beaumont Health. Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, MI, USA)



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