Multidimensional assessment of phonological similarity within and between children

David Ingram, Virginia L. Dubasik

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    Multidimensional analysis involves moving away from one-dimensional analyses such as most articulation tests to comprehensive analyses involving levels of phonological information from the word level down to segments. This article outlines one such approach that looks at four levels from words to segments, using nine phonological measures. It also presents a new methodology for comparing children across the levels (multidimensional assessment of phonological similarity (MAPS)), and demonstrates the approach through a comparison of four sibling pairs. The results show that children can differ greatly and unpredictably in their similarities and differences, and that only a multidimensional analysis can identify where these similarities and differences may occur.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)962-967
    Number of pages6
    JournalClinical Linguistics and Phonetics
    Issue number11-12
    StatePublished - Nov 2011


    • Assessment
    • Phonological
    • Whole words

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language
    • Speech and Hearing


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