The role of production practice in lexical and phonological development--a commentary on Stoel-Gammon's 'Relationships between lexical and phonological development in young children'

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Carol Stoel-Gammon has made a real contribution in bringing together two fields that are not generally jointly addressed. Like Stoel-Gammon, we have long focused on individual differences in phonological development (e.g. Vihman, Ferguson & Elbert, 1986; Vihman, Boysson-Bardies, Durand & Sundberg, 1994; Keren-Portnoy, Majorano & Vihman, 2008). And like her, we have been closely concerned with the relationship between lexical and phonological learning. Accordingly, we will focus our discussion on two areas covered by Stoel-Gammon (this issue) on which our current work may shed some additional light.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Child Language
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011


  • Child Language
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Language Development
  • Memory
  • Phonetics
  • Semantics
  • Speech

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