Lexical Stress Errors in Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia: The Problem and Some Possible Solutions Several studies have shown that very young English or Dutchlearning children who are developing phonology normally (ND) make lexical (word) stress errors (Allen & Hawkins, 1980; Demuth, 1996; Fikkert, 1994; Gerken, 1991, 1994; Gerken & McIntosh, 1993; Kehoe, 1995, 1997; Kehoe & Stoel-Gammon 1997a, b; Schwartz & Goffman, 1995; ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 1998
Lexical Stress Errors in Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia: The Problem and Some Possible Solutions
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  • Shelley L. Velleman
    Department of Communication Disorders University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA
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Article   |   October 01, 1998
Lexical Stress Errors in Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia: The Problem and Some Possible Solutions
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 1998, Vol. 5, 12-16. doi:10.1044/lle5.2.12
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 1998, Vol. 5, 12-16. doi:10.1044/lle5.2.12
Several studies have shown that very young English or Dutchlearning children who are developing phonology normally (ND) make lexical (word) stress errors (Allen & Hawkins, 1980; Demuth, 1996; Fikkert, 1994; Gerken, 1991, 1994; Gerken & McIntosh, 1993; Kehoe, 1995, 1997; Kehoe & Stoel-Gammon 1997a, b; Schwartz & Goffman, 1995; Vihman, 1980). It comes as no surprise to anyone who has worked with children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years that they often omit the first, but never the last, syllable in “potato” (i.e., they say [teIdo], not [p´teI]). Similarly, they are more likely to omit a syllable of “baLLOON” than of “WAgon.” (Note that capital letters show stressed syllables. Where two syllables receive stress, CAPS and small caps will be used for primary and secondary stress.)
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