ERIC Number: ED100153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Acquisition of Questions and Its Relation to Cognitive Development in Normal and Linguistically Deviant Children: A Pilot Study. Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, No. 4.
Analysis of the questions asked by normal children suggests that there are cognitive stages of question development. Samples of spontaneous questions asked by normal children and linguistically deviant children were compared in this study in order to determine if linguistically deviant (aphasic) children suffer primarily from a syntactic impairment. If this were so, the questions asked by a deviant group matched to a normal group on a syntactic measure would not show the same cognitive stages if the aphasic children were all significantly older than the normal children. The results of this study indicate, however, that the asphasic children do show the same cognitive stages and suggest that aphasia in children is not simply a syntactic impairment, but a cognitive deficiency in those features of cognition that are prerequisites for language learning. (Author/PMP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Committee on Linguistics.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, April, 1970)