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This quantity bargains a well timed reconsideration of the functionality, content material, and foundation of phonological gains, in a collection of papers that's theoretically assorted but thematically strongly coherent. lots of the papers have been initially awarded on the overseas convention "Where Do positive factors Come From?" held on the Sorbonne college, Paris, October 4-5, 2007. numerous invited papers are incorporated in addition. The articles talk about concerns in regards to the psychological prestige of precise good points, their position in speech creation and conception, the relation they undergo to measurable actual homes within the articulatory and acoustic/auditory domain names, and their position in language improvement. a number of disciplinary views are explored, together with these of common linguistics, phonetic and speech sciences, and language acquisition. the bigger aim was once to deal with present concerns in characteristic conception and to take a step in the direction of synthesizing contemporary advances so as to current a present "state of the art" of the sphere.

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3 Learning of categories and features This brings us back to the question: What is the relationship between the adult system and acquisition? An increasingly large body of work on the acquisition of  Abigail C. Cohn phonology points to the conclusion that an adult-like phonological system grows out of extensive exposure to and practice with that phonological system. g. Maye, Weiss & Aslin 2008) and in terms of production (Menn & Vihman this volume). In both of these areas greater variability is seen in child language than adult language.

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Goldstein, Louis, Dani Byrd & Elliot Saltzman. 2006. The role of vocal tract gestural action units in understanding the evolution of phonology. In Michael A. ). Action to Language: The Mirror Neuron System, 215–249 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Gopnik, Alison, Andrew N. Meltzoff & Patricia K. Kuhl. 1999. The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us about the Mind. New York: William Morrow & Co. Gordon, Matthew Kelly. 2006. Syllable Weight: Phonetics, Phonology, Typology. New York: Routledge.

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