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ERIC Number: ED420850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Pages: 35
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Oral Narratives and Emergent Bookreadings of Typically Developing and Language Impaired Children.
Kaderavek, Joan N.; Sulzby, Elizabeth
A study analyzed responses of 20 children with and without language impairment to two narrative genres, oral narratives and emergent readings, elicited in the children's homes. Subjects were 2-to 4-year-old preschool children from the metropolitan area of a mid-sized midwestern city: 10 children with specific language impairment (SLI) and 10 with typically developing language (TD). Analyses compared macrostructural and microstructural variables produced in these two contexts and identified features providing insight into the language and emergent literacy development of children with language impairment. Comparative analyses of the two narrative genres revealed that children with and without language impairment were able to produce both narrative genres, that emergent readings were longer than oral narratives, and that children had a greater incidence of "reported speech" (dialogue carriers and direct quotation) during emergent readings. Analyses of group differences revealed that children developing typically used reported speech significantly more often than children with SLI during emergent readings, but there was no reported speech during oral narrative productions for either group. (Contains 3 tables of data and 53 references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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