Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Nonlinear phonological analysis in assessment of protracted phonological development in Mandarin

Author(s) May Bernhardt
Jing Zhao
Volume 34
Number 3
Year 2010
Page(s) 168-180
Language English
Keywords Mandarin
Abstract Nonlinear phonological theories have motivated phonological assessment and intervention practices for English for two decades (e.g., Bernhardt & Stoel-Gammon, 1994; Bernhardt & Stemberger, 2000). Such practices focus on all aspects of the phonological system from word structure to segments (phonemes) and features, highlighting and capitalizing on a client’s strengths while addressing his or her needs. The authors and several other international researchers are currently investigating typical and protracted phonological development cross-linguistically, and creating phonological assessment tools for the various languages in the process. The current paper demonstrates a qualitative nonlinear phonological analysis for Mandarin, utilizing data from a Canadian Mandarin-learning child with protracted phonological development.

Les théories sur la phonologie non linéaire sous-tendent les méthodes d’évaluation et d’intervention en anglais depuis deux décennies (p. ex., Bernhardt & Stoel-Gammon, 1994; Bernhardt & Stemberger, 2000). Ces méthodes sont axées sur tous les aspects du système phonologique, de la structure des mots aux segments (phonèmes) et aux traits distinctifs, et mettent en évidence et utilisent les forces d’un client pour cibler ses besoins. Les auteurs et plusieurs autres chercheurs internationaux procèdent actuellement à des études inter-linguistiques sur le développement phonologique typique et les retards du développement phonologique, et créent par le fait même des outils d’évaluation de la phonologie dans diverses langues. Le présent article démontre une analyse qualitative non linéaire de la phonologie en mandarin à l’aide de données recueillies auprès d’un enfant canadien apprenant le mandarin qui a un retard du développement phonologique.
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