The University of Sussex

Bilingual acquisition of the voicing contrast in word-initial stop consonants in English and Spanish

Margaret Deuchar, Angeles Clark

This paper reports on some of the results from a project on infant bilingualism. The aim of the project was to determine, by means of a case study of an infant acquiring English and Spanish simultaneously between the ages of 1;3 and 3;3, whether the child had an initial linguistic system which subsequently divided into two, or whether a division corresponding to the two sources of linguistic production.

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