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ERIC Number: ED121112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 6
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Situational Influences on the Spontaneous Speech of Language Deviant Children.
Toronto, Allen S.; Toronto, Jane
The purpose of this study was to investigate the linguistic differences in the spontaneous speech of language-deviant children in two very different situations. Spontaneous speech samples of eleven five-year-old language-deviant children were obtained from: (1) the traditional adult-child therapy situation using appropriate stimulus materials; and (2) groups of three children alone, in a room with a tape recorder and a live rabbit. Analysis revealed important differences in use of syntax, length of utterance, and the functions of language in the two settings. The problem of obtaining representative spontaneous language samples is discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Speech and Hearing Association (Washington, D. C., November 1975)