TITLE

A Method for Examining Productivity of Grammatical Morphology in Children With and Without Specific Language Impairment

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Carol A.; Deevy, Patricia
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Oct2003, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p1154
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Children with specific language impairment (SLI) show inconsistent use of grammatical morphology. Children who are developing language typically also show a period during which they produce grammatical morphemes inconsistently. Various theories claim that both young typically developing children and children with SLI achieve correct production through memorization of some inflected forms (M. Gopnik, 1997; M. Tomasello, 2000a, 2000b). Adapting a method introduced by C. Miller and L. Leonard (1998), the authors investigated the use of present tense third singular -s by 24 typically developing preschoolers and 36 preschoolers with SLI. Each group was divided into 2 mean length of utterance (MLU) levels. Group and individual data provided little evidence that memorization could explain the correct productions of the third singular morpheme for either children with SLI or typically developing children, and there was no difference between children with higher and lower MLUs.
ACCESSION #
10816975

 

Related Articles

  • Tense and Agreement in the Speech of Children With Specific Language Impairment: Patters of Generalization Through Intervention. Leonard, Laurence B.; Camarata, Stephen M.; Brown, Barbara; Camarata, Mary N. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Dec2004, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p1363 

    Thirty-one children with specific language impairment participated in 48 intervention sessions designed to assist them in the use of 3rd-person singular -s or auxiliary is/are/was. Gains in the use of these target forms were significantly greater than gains on developmentally comparable...

  • Working Memory Capacity and Language Processes in Children With Specific Language Impairment. Marton, Klara; Schwartz, Richard G. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Oct2003, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p1138 

    This study examined the interaction between working memory and language comprehension in children with specific language impairment (SLI), focusing on the function of the central executive component and its interaction with the phonological loop (A. D. Baddeley, 1986) in complex working memory...

  • Understanding the Language Difficulties of Children With Specific Language Impairments: Does Verbal Working Memory Matter? Montgomery, James W. // American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology;Feb2002, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p77 

    Many children with specific language impairment (SLI) demonstrate deficits in both verbal working memory (VWM) and language. Among child language researchers, the debate continues whether these two deficits are related. In this article, I take the position that there is indeed a connection...

  • PROPIEDADES LINGÜÍSTICAS DE LOS TRASTORNOS ESPECÍFICOS DEL DESARROLLO DEL LENGUAJE. Hincapié, Liliana; Giraldo, Mario; Castro, Rodrigo; Lopera, Francisco; Pineda, David; Lopera, Egidio // Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología;2007, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p47 

    This study reviews the main approaches of the functional alterations that may explain language alterations in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). It is estimated that at least 7.4% of the children have difficulties in their language development and most of them do not have other...

  • Processing and Linguistic Markers in Young Children With Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Conti-Ramsden, Gina // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Oct2003, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p1029 

    Thirty-two 5-year-old children with specific language impairment (SLI) and 32 chronological age (CA) controls completed 4 tasks that were considered potential positive markers for SLI. Children's performance on 2 linguistic tasks (past tense and noun plurals task) and 2 processing tasks (nonword...

  • Taxometric Analyses of Specific Language Impairment in 3- and 4-Year-Old Children. Dollaghan, Christine A. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Apr2004, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p464 

    Specific language impairment (SLI), like many diagnostic labels for complex behavioral conditions, is often assumed to define a category of children who differ not only in degree but also in kind from children developing language normally. Although this assumption has important implications for...

  • The Onset of Tense Marking in Children at Risk for Specific Language Impairment. Hadley, Pamela A.; Short, Heather // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Dec2005, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p1344 

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate measures reflecting the onset of tense marking for children between the ages of 2;0 (years;months) and 3;0. Method: The validity of 4 cumulative measures of tense marker emergence and productivity was evaluated relative to existing...

  • Verb Learning in Children With SLI: Frequency and Spacing Effects. Riches, N. G.; Tomasello, M.; Conti-Ramsden, Gina // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Dec2005, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p1397 

    Purpose: This study explored the effect of frequency (number of presentations), and spacing (period between presentations) on verb learning in children with specific language impairment (SLI). Children learn words more efficiently when presentations are frequent and appropriately spaced, and...

  • Tense and Agreement Morphemes in the Speech of Children With Specific Language Impairment During Intervention: Phase 2. Leonard, Laurence B.; Camarata, Stephen M.; Pawłowska, Monika; Brown, Barbara; Camarata, Mary N. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Aug2006, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p749 

    Purpose: The goals of this investigation were to determine whether treatment assists children with specific language impairment (SLI) in the use of grammatical morphemes that mark tense and agreement and whether treatment gains influence the children's use of other, untreated morphemes. Method:...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics