The acquisition of English sibilant fricatives by children with bilateral cochlear implants
|Title||The acquisition of English sibilant fricatives by children with bilateral cochlear implants|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2015|
|Authors||Reidy, P. F., Beckman M. E., Litovsky R. Y., & Edwards J. R.|
|Conference Name||18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences|
|Publisher||the University of Glasgow|
The English sibilant fricatives /s/ and /ʃ/ are acquired late by normal hearing (NH) children, and pediatric cochlear implant (CI) users lag even further behind their NH peers. Previous work on the acquisition of sibilant fricatives by children with CIs has focused on their performance relative to NH controls, but the developmental trajectory of their sibilant frica- tive acquisition has not been investigated explicitly.