What is it about?

This research investigates the phonological acquisition in the speech of monolingual Haitian Creole-speaking children from 2 to 4 years of age. The primary aim of this article is to provide preliminary data on the speech sound development of Haitian Creole-speaking children and to examine the consonant phonemic inventories present in the speech of those children.

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Why is it important?

The results gathered from this study provide speech and language pathologists with preliminary normative data on speech sound acquisition in Haitian Creole. The findings can aid in the clinical assessment and intervention of Haitian children’s articulation development.


I hope that this article can help assist speech and language pathologists working with children from Haiti or from Haitian backgrounds become familiar with the speech sounds of the Haitian Creole language. Furthermore, the word list provided in this article can help speech and language pathologist during the articulation assessment of Haitian Creole speakers and the results can assist in making clinical decisions.

Justine Archer
Long Island University

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This page is a summary of: Phonological Development of Monolingual Haitian Creole–Speaking Preschool Children, Communication Disorders Quarterly, September 2017, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1525740117729466.
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