Past Tense Marking by African American English--Speaking Children Reared in Poverty
- Factors Affecting Accuracy of Past Tense Production in Children With Specific Language Impairment And Their Typically Developing Peers: The Influence of Verb Transitivity, Clause Location, and Sentence Type. Owen, Amanda J. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Aug2010, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p993
Purpose: The author examined the influence of sentence type, clause order, and verb transitivity on the accuracy of children's past tense productions. All groups of children, but especially children with specific language impairment (SLI), were predicted to decrease accuracy as linguistic...
- Negative Concord in Child African American English: Implications for Specific Language Impairment. Coles-White, D'Jaris // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb2004, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p212
In this study, African American English (AAE)-speaking children's comprehension of 2 different types of double negative sentences was examined and contrasted with that of a comparison group of Standard American English (SAE)-speaking children. The first type of double negative, negative concord,...
- The Effect of Temporal Adverbials on Past Tense Production by Children With Specific Language Impairment. Krantz, Laurie R.; Leonard, Laurence B. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb2007, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p137
Purpose: Children with specific language impairment (SLI) often fail to produce past tense forms in obligatory contexts, although the factors affecting such inconsistency are not well understood. This study examined the influence of accompanying temporal adverbials (e.g., just, already) on the...
- Production of Tense Morphology by Afrikaans-Speaking Children With and Without Specific Language Impairment. Southwood, Frenette; van Hout, Roeland // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Apr2010, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p394
Purpose: To establish whether the predictions of the extended optional infinitive (EOI) hypothesis (Rice, Wexler, & Cleave, 1995) hold for the language of Afrikaans-speaking children with specific language impairment (SLI) and whether tense marking is a possible clinical marker of SLI in...
- Language for Lawyers. Block, Gertrude // Federal Lawyer;Feb2011, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p53
The article provides an answer to a question concerning the proper use of tenses in English language.
- IRREGULAR VERBS. // Scholastic Scope (Teacher's Edition);4/9/2001, Vol. 49 Issue 15, pT-5
Presents an exercise in placement of irregular verbs in sentences. Determination of the appropriate tense to be used in the verb.
- Language-Specific Effects of Task Demands on the Manifestation of Specific Language Impairment: A Comparison of English and Icelandic. Thordardottir, Elin // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Aug2008, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p922
Purpose: Previous research has indicated that the manifestation of specific language impairment (SLI) varies according to factors such as language, age, and task. This study examined the effect of task demands on language production in children with SLI cross-linguistically. Method: Icelandic-...
- ASK THE EDITOR. Brenner, Erin // Copyediting;Feb/Mar2013, p6
The article presents questions and answers related to English grammar including past perfect tense, use of second comma, and preposition usages.
- Tense times. Owen, I.M. // Books in Canada;Dec88, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p5
Comments on authors' use of the English language. Attribution of coining of the word 'acquisitor' to Peter C. Newman; Difficulty of reading long descriptives piled in front of a noun; Use of the word optimism in place of hope; Sequence of tenses.