Contents

OVERVIEW

Scope and Terminology

Underpinning Knowledge

Preparatory Work

Child Phonological Simplifying Processes

STRUCTURAL SIMPLIFICATIONS

Reduplication

Deletion

Consonant deletion

Weak syllable deletion

Cluster Reduction

/s/ + C → C

C + /wrl/ C

Metathesis

Switching

Transposition

Epenthesis

SYSTEMIC SIMPLIFICATIONS

Substitution

Fronting

velar fronting

post-alveolar fronting

Backing

Stopping

Denasalization

Frication

Gliding

Labialization

Assimilation

Vowel harmony

Consonant harmony

velar harmony

labial harmony

Voicing Change

Feature Synthesis

cluster coalescence

SUMMARY OF PHONOLOGICAL SIMPLIFYING PROCESSES

CO-OCCURRENCE OF PHONOLOGICAL PROCESSES

Exercises

Appendix 1: Answers

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