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ERIC Number: ED122495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 18
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The Use of Language Sampling as a Means of Assessing Early Productive Language.
Branston, Mary Beth
Semantic-cognitive language sampling procedures to assess language development are used at the Kennedy Center Experimental School which serves handicapped children from 3 months to 6 years of age. A half hour of natural language is transcribed with a written description of the context. Fifty consecutive sentences or 100 utterances are selected and analyzed for grammatical forms such as personal pronouns, main verbs, and negatives. Sentences and utterances are also assessed for semantic functions such as vocabulary content and appropriate word order. The mean length of utterance in words is computed, and the relative numbers of single words, two-word combinations, and three or more word constructions are calculated. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)