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Usvajanje glasovnih promjena u predškolske djece


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Arnautov, Sanja. (2018). Usvajanje glasovnih promjena u predškolske djece. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Phonetics. [mentor Mildner, Vesna].

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Speech acquisition is a complex process that starts form the prenatal child development up to the child's start of school. A child’s environment influences all of its development including speech, which is why a child should be stimulated from its first vocalization, cooing. Through its development, the child gradually adopts morphological, phonological and phonetic processes and by the time a typically developed child starts school it should have adopted all pronunciations and a grammatically correct speech. This study has explored a part of speech acquisition, specifically acquisition of sound changes in preschool children. For this purpose a research with 30 participants aged four to six was conducted in Zagreb’s kindergarten Cvrčak. The children were stimulated by means of a memory game to pronounce a word that is supposed to have a sound change and the results were audio recorded. Voice changes that were being examined were: movable a, coarticulation, voicing assimilation, assibilation and palatalization. Subsequent analyses of these recordings have shown that children acquire the use of sound changes at six years of age, while acquiring the sound change movable a and voicing assimilation with the most ease, while they acquire the sound change palatalization with the most difficulties.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: speech acquisition, sound changes, preschool children
Subjects: Phonetics
Departments: Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Mildner, Vesna
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 10:31
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 10:31

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