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Antepenultimate Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know
(because they aren’t actually true)

gathered at great personal risk of
psycholinguistic harm from actual student papers

by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira

This 68th collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-written papers, demonstrates once again how students new to the study of language speculate about grammar after having imperfectly absorbed what their teachers think they have taught them.

Test QuestionChild Phonology

The following productions are from a child aged 3;6:

TargetChild production
a.soupθup
b.Sallyˈθæwi
c.schoolθkuw
d.summerˈθʌmə
e.thumbfʌm
f.thingfɪŋɡ
g.thank youˈfæŋkju
h.threefri

Account for this child’s acquisition of fricative phonemes.

Answers

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