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Bridging the gap between sound and spoken language. An investigation into the resonance between acoustics and early language acquisition

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dc.contributor.advisor Ó hIfearnáin, Tadhg
dc.contributor.author Clancy, Úna
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-20T11:51:17Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-20T11:51:17Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4233
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The study of linguistics has been dominated by a graphocentric approach to language, overlooking the fact that spoken language has at its heart a phonocentric beat. This dissertation considers the intricate relationship between sound and spoken language. The discussion centres on whether the connection between these two phenomena can support the construction of a bridge theory. Establishing such a theory is the first step towards the use of a Windows Approach to early language acquisition research. Put simply, a Windows Approach proceeds from the assumption that ‘[…] a phenomenon X is considered a window on a distinct phenomenon Y if by “looking at” X it is possible to “see” something of Y’ (Botha 2006: 132). The study concludes with comments which touch upon the possible views a ‘sound window’ can offer linguists interested in understanding the child’s first experience of the spoken word. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject linguistics en_US
dc.subject language en_US
dc.subject sound en_US
dc.subject acoustics en_US
dc.title Bridging the gap between sound and spoken language. An investigation into the resonance between acoustics and early language acquisition en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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