The Contribution of Phonetic Context to an Unusual Phonological Pattern A Case Study Case Study
Case Study  |   April 01, 1985
The Contribution of Phonetic Context to an Unusual Phonological Pattern
 
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  • Laurence B. Leonard is currently affiliated with the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Heavilon Hall, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907. Jeanette S. Leonard is a speech-language pathologist with the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Heavilon Hall, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907. Requests for reprints may be sent to the above address.
    Laurence B. Leonard is currently affiliated with the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Heavilon Hall, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907. Jeanette S. Leonard is a speech-language pathologist with the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Heavilon Hall, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907. Requests for reprints may be sent to the above address.×
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Case Study
Case Study   |   April 01, 1985
The Contribution of Phonetic Context to an Unusual Phonological Pattern
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1985, Vol. 16, 110-118. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1602.110
History: Received October 31, 1983 , Accepted June 25, 1984
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1985, Vol. 16, 110-118. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1602.110
History: Received October 31, 1983; Accepted June 25, 1984

This paper presents a case study of a phonologically disordered child whose speech showed certain unusual characteristics. The child's intelligibility seemed particularly hindered by his use of both metathesis and a sound preference. These characteristics operated singly and in combination. In addition, the child's use of a preferred sound was promoted by other sounds in the words. Together, these findings indicate the importance of considering contextual effects when examining for systematicity, and suggest the value of using contextual information during phonological treatment.

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