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Awarded for best scientific article in speech pathology

01/11/2019 - 10:45

Kathryn Crowe, a postdoctoral researcher in speech pathology at the University of Iceland, along with her colleague, has been presented with the Editor's Award of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for best scientific article published last year in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

The article is entitled: 'Children's Consonant Acquisition in 27 Languages: A Cross-Linguistic Review'. In the article, Kathryn and her colleague Sharynne McLeod present an overview of children's consonant acquisition in 27 different languages, including Icelandic. They reviewed 60 studies of consonant acquisition in over 26 thousand children. The aim of the article is to provide speech pathologists with information on the general characteristics of consonant acquisition across languages. The research revealed, for example, that by the age of five years, most children have acquired most of the consonants in the language spoken in their environment. 

Kathryn and her colleague Sharynne McLeod presented an overview of children's consonant acquisition in 27 different languages, including Icelandic. They reviewed 60 studies of consonant acquisition in over 26 thousand children.

The Editor's Awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, which has over 200 thousand members, are presented for scientific articles that have had a significant impact in the discipline and meet strict requirements regarding the quality of the research.

The award for the best scientific article will be presented at the annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, which will take place in Orlando, USA in mid-November. 

Kathryn Crowe