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The developmental path to phonological focus-marking in Dutch

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Chen,  Aoju
Language Acquisition Department, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Society;

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Chen, A. (2011). The developmental path to phonological focus-marking in Dutch. In S. Frota, E. Gorka, & P. Prieto (Eds.), Prosodic categories: Production, perception and comprehension (pp. 93-109). Dordrecht: Springer.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-68D3-2
Abstract
This paper gives an overview of recent studies on the use of phonological cues (accent placement and choice of accent type) to mark focus in Dutch-speaking children aged between 1;9 and 8;10. It is argued that learning to use phonological cues to mark focus is a gradual process. In the light of the findings in these studies, a first proposal is put forward on the developmental path to adult-like phonological focus-marking in Dutch.