First Language Phonological Development


Yvan Rose


Study of how children develop the phonology of the first language(s) they are acquiring. In approaching this topic, I consider both phonological (grammatical) factors such as segmental and prosodic representations and constraints on these representations as well as non-phonological factors such as physiological and motor limitations inherent to children’s vocal tract shape and motor control.


Selected Publications

  • Inkelas, Sharon and Yvan Rose. 2008. Positional Neutralization: A Case Study from Child Language. Language 83: 707-736.
  • Rose, Yvan. To appear. Internal and External Influences on Child Language Productions. Approaches to Phonological Complexity. Egidio Marsico and François Pellegrino (eds.). Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter.