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Case Study of Vowel Development in a Bilingual Hard of Hearing Child

Semester: Fall 2023

Presentation description

Children who are hard of hearing may experience distorted speech sound development. Bilingual children may also follow a different path of speech sound acquisition while acquiring different sound systems. This study analyzes vowel development of a hard of hearing bilingual child, and tracks vowel production in a two-year period. Acoustic analysis of productions in Spanish and English show evidence of emerging bilingualism with vowel differentiation, and centralization of English vowels.

Presenter Name: Addison Bethards
Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: Virtual
Presentation #4
College: Humanities
School / Department: World Languages & Cultures
Research Mentor: Tanya Flores