Phonological Development in Norwegian Children 14-25 Months
The project explores the very earliest language development in young children acquiring Norwegian.
About the project
The project follows four girls and four boys from they are 14 months and for a period of one year in order to investigate the very earliest language development in young children acquiring Norwegian. The children are videotaped, and the audio files are transcribed in Phon.
The main objective of the study is to survey the variation in children's earliest phonological and lexical development, and poses questions like: Which words do they acquire first? Do the first words follow any phonological patterns? Read more about Norwegian children's first words.
The second objective is to determine whether there is a connection between young children's babbling and their first words. Some believe that children choose their first words based on what they are able to say, and that children acquire words that follow a certain phonological pattern before others.
The Norwegian findings will be compared with findings from other languages, e.g. English, Italian, French and Arabic.
Responsible for the project is associated professor at Oslo University College Nina Gram Garmann.
Read more (in Norwegian):
Babyspråk på norsk