Chapter 30. A Cognitive Approach to Clinical Phonology

  1. Martin J. Ball Head Past President3,
  2. Dr. Michael R. Perkins Professor founder member Vice-President4,
  3. Dr. Nicole Müller3 and
  4. Sara Howard Senior Lecturer speech-language therapist pathologist President4
  1. Anna Vogel Sosa MA1 and
  2. Joan L. Bybee Distinguished Professor President2

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch30

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

How to Cite

Sosa, A. V. and Bybee, J. L. (2008) A Cognitive Approach to Clinical Phonology, in The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics (eds M. J. Ball, M. R. Perkins, N. Müller and S. Howard), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Washington, USA

  2. 2

    University of New Mexico, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135221

Online ISBN: 9781444301007



  • cognitive approach to clinical phonology;
  • cognitive vs. usage-based;
  • linguistic theory in developmental phonology;
  • usage-based linguistics;
  • linguistic representation emergent and not stored as a fixed entity;
  • importance of context in acquisition and operation of linguistic system;
  • clinical applications of cognitive phonology;
  • predictions of usage-based phonology


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Usage-Based Linguistics

  • Clinical Applications of Cognitive Phonology

  • Conclusion

  • References