The Effect of Dialect on Phonological Analysis Evidence From Spanish-Speaking Children Research Article
Research Article  |   November 01, 2001
The Effect of Dialect on Phonological Analysis
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Brian A. Goldstein, PhD
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Aquiles Iglesias
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Contact author: Brian A. Goldstein, PhD, Temple University, Communication Sciences, 109 Weiss Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
    Contact author: Brian A. Goldstein, PhD, Temple University, Communication Sciences, 109 Weiss Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122.×
  • Corresponding author: E-mail: briang@temple.edu
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   November 01, 2001
The Effect of Dialect on Phonological Analysis
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2001, Vol. 10, 394-406. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2001/034)
History: Received September 28, 2000 , Accepted April 5, 2001
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2001, Vol. 10, 394-406. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2001/034)
History: Received September 28, 2000; Accepted April 5, 2001
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This study examines the effect of dialect on phonological analyses in Spanish-speaking children. Phonological analyses were completed for fifty-four 3- and 4-year-old typically developing Spanish speakers and fifty-four 3-and 4-year-old Spanish speakers with phonological disorders. Analyses were made in reference to both the General Spanish dialect and the Puerto Rican dialect of Spanish to demonstrate the effect of dialect on the results. The results indicated that the number of consonant errors, percentage of consonants correct, number of errors within individual sound classes, and percentage of occurrence for phonological processes all differed based on the accounting of dialect features.

Acknowledgments
The authors wish to thank the children, parents, teachers, and staff of the Rainbow Community Head Start for their cooperation and support. Thanks also to Roz Gorin and Jenny Roberts for their help in statistical analyses.
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