Staff Member Projects

Phonological development of typically developing children between 0 and 2;5 years of age

Claartje Levelt

leveltThis ongoing research is concerned with the phonological development of typically developing children between 0 and 2;5 years of age. The topic is studied from both the perspective of a phonological grammar and a psycholinguistic speech-production model.

The central idea is that the phonological deviations from the adult target observed in child language productions result from particular developmental states of both the grammar and the form-encoding system. The interaction between the production and the perception of language in development plays an important role in this research