Processes and intelligibility in disordered phonology Article

Yavas, M, Lamprecht, R. (1988). Processes and intelligibility in disordered phonology . CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 2(4), 329-345. 10.3109/02699208808985264

cited authors

  • Yavas, M; Lamprecht, R



  • Phonological process analysis is currently the most widely used analytical procedure for the investigation of phonological development in children. This study investigated the phonological processes in four Brazilian children with phonological disorders. The purpose of the study was to identify the phonological processes, their prevalence, strength and their relative contribution to the intelligibility of the subjects' speech. Results reveal differential effects of sequential and substitution processes and of the consistency/variability of the application of those processes. Results also confirm the common patterns reported in the literature on children with phonological disorders, such as consonant cluster reduction and simplifications of liquids and fricatives. Results also show, however, the existence of some differences, which we believe are due to language-specific features. © 1988 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.

publication date

  • January 1, 1988

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start page

  • 329

end page

  • 345


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