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ERIC Number: ED400510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Errors Detection by 5- to 8-Year-Olds Listening to a Wrong French Sequence of Number Words: Music before Lyrics?
Gauderat-Bagault, Laurence; Lehalle, Henri
Children, ages 5 to 8 years (n=71), were required to listen and detect errors out of a partly wrong sequence of tape-recorded French number words from 1 to 100. Children (from several schools near Montpellier, France) were from preschool, grade 1, and grade 2. Results show that wrong syntactic rules were better detected than omissions, whereas lexicalization errors were seldom detected at all. On the whole, the level of children's expertise being taken into account, findings suggest that children's performances are not entirely linked with the rule-awareness of number-words formation, and that the main cue for children to decide whether right or wrong is rather phonetic regularity. If so, this could bring some arguments to the "specific-integrated" versus "abstract-modular" debate. (Contains 11 references and 4 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France