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The Role Of Syllable Structure: The Case Of Russian-Speaking Children With SLI

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Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects language acquisition, while nonverbal IQ is within a normal range, and no neurological, sensory or physical impairments directly affect the use of spoken language. Two theories are most relevant for the study presented in this chapter. The chapter reports the study that tests the hypothesis of Marshall et al. regarding the role of syllable structure representation in SLI phonological impairment. The study shows that both phonological memory and syllable complexity play a role in determining children's ability to remember pseudo-words. The chapter explores whether syllable complexity crucially relies on sonority, a factor that has not been adequately considered in previous studies. The study was conducted with monolingual Russian-speaking children. The results reveal several suggestive patterns with respect to cluster simplification. Both TD children and children with SLI use the same strategy in simplification of onset clusters.

Keywords: Russian-speaking children; Specific Language Impairment (SLI); syllable structure



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