Julia Monnin's research while affiliated with University of New Caledonia and other places

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Background and aim The age-typical misarticulations that often occur in phonological development can be described in terms of the interaction of two types of production constraints: (1) ―markedness‖ constraints that reflect universal age-related differences in vocal tract morphology and the child's immature motor system (e.g., Locke 1983, Davis, Ma...
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This study extends a cross-linguistic collaboration on phonological development, which aims at comparing production of word-initial sequences of consonant-vowel (CVs) across sets of languages which have comparable phonemes that differ in overall frequency or in the frequency with which they occur in analogous sound sequences. By comparing across la...
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L'étude que nous présentons s'inscrit dans le cadre d'une collaboration interlinguistique sur le développement phonologique. L'objectif est de comparer les productions de consonnes à l'initiale des mots dans plusieurs langues présentant des consonnes comparables mais distinctes par leurs fréquences intrinsèques ou dans les fréquences auxquelles ell...
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This study extends a cross-linguistic collaboration on phonological development, which aims to compare production of word-initial obstruents across sets of languages which have comparable consonants that differ in overall frequency or in the frequency with which they occur in analogous sound sequences. By comparing across languages, the influence o...
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This study extends a cross-linguistic collaboration on phonological development, which aims to compare production of word-initial obstruents across sets of languages which have comparable consonants that differ in overall frequency or in the frequency with which they occur in analogous sound sequences. By comparing across languages, the influence o...

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... For example, Edwards and Beckman (2008a) relate the differences between /ti/ and /tʃi/ for Japanese-versus English-speaking children to the extremely low type frequency of /ti/ in Japanese. Similarly, Monnin et al. (2011) examined acquisition of /t/ and /k/ in different vowel contexts by children acquiring French and Drehu, an Austronesian language spoken in New Caledonia. They found that child speakers of both languages produced /k/ more accurately before /u/ than before /i/, in keeping with the predictions of the Frame/Content Theory developed by MacNeilage and colleagues (Davis, MacNeilage and Matyear 2002; other earlier literature reviewed in MacNeilage, this volume, Chapter 16). ...
... Cross-sectional studies of children acquiring Greek (Nicolaidis et al. 2003), Japanese (Beckman, Yoneyama & Edwards 2003), and Drehu or French (Monnin & Loevenbruck 2010), by contrast, suggest that any tendency to produce coronals more accurately than dorsals is modulated by language-specific frequencies. In Drehu and French, the highly frequent [k] is slightly more accurate than [t]; in Drehu, the frequent [g], is much more accurate than the rare [d]. ...
... Snow 1963 andBricker 1967). Monnin and Loevenbruck (2010) whose study bears on the acquisition of consonants in French and Drehu indicate that French and Drehu-speaking children, either bilingual or monolingual, acquire / / late compared to other consonants. MacLeod et al. (2011:98-99) who tracked the development of 156 monolingual Quebec French-speaking children ranging in age from 20-53 months address the late acquisition of / / also in Quebec French. ...
... As for the frequency of phonemes, it came out that the most frequent phonemes in the native language could lead to more sound replacements in the target language. Monnin, loevenbruck, and Beckman (2007) investigated the influence of frequency on word-initial obstruent acquisition in Hexagonal French. The study was carried out employing both written and oral frequency data of French, more clearly, a corpus of a written adult-directed speech, a corpus of oral adult-directed speech, and a corpus of oral child-directed speech. ...
... We have therefore used frequency data that were obtained from recordings of adults speaking to 2-year olds in French and in Drehu. More information on these corpora and their analyses is given in [8]. Correlation coefficients have been calculated on the 11 pairs of data. ...