Just what you've been needing - maximal phonetic contrast pairs to help speech pathologists do the most effective phonology therapy! This set contains 32 photo and vector pairs for [ʤ] and [l].
What makes them "maximal" contrasts?
- [ʤ] is a voiced palatal-alveolar affricate (obstruent)
- [l] is a voiced alveolar liquid (sonorant).
According to Gierut's research, teaching these two sounds in contrast to each other to a child who does not have [ʤ] or [l] in his/her system will provide a generalization effect to all other error sounds in the child's system.
Use these cards for practice games such as memory or "Go Fish."
This is the PDF version.