TITLE

Differences in Vocabulary and Syntax Usage Between Nez Perce Indian and White Kindergarten Children

AUTHOR(S)
Ramstad, Vivian V.; Potter, Robert E.
PUB. DATE
October 1974
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Oct1974, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p491
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Through the use of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test, this study sought to determine if there were significant differences between Nez Perce Indian and white kindergarten children (21 in each group) in their use of receptive vocabulary and receptive and expressive syntax. The study also attempted to determine if there were any significant differences between receptive vocabulary and receptive syntax and between receptive and expressive syntax within each population. Significant differences were found between the two populations in all three tasks measured. This investigation has implications for educational strategy, as well as for further language evaluational and instructional considerations.
ACCESSION #
18962899

 

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