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ERIC Number: EJ1004875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
The Use of Cohesive Markers in Narratives by Children with Williams Syndrome
Jones, Nancy Elizabeth
Applied Psycholinguistics, v34 n2 p277-299 Apr 2013
This study examined how children and adolescents with Williams syndrome (WS; ages 8 years, 0 months [8;0]-14;5) used referential devices (determiners and pronouns), tense, and connectives to create cohesion in oral narratives based on a storybook compared to typically developing mentally and chronologically age-matched children. WS children used cohesive devices in narratives similarly to mentally matched children, but their performance differed from the chronologically matched children only for referential cohesion. WS children's grammatical error rates were similar to both the mentally and chronologically matched children. Implications for the characterization of the language profile of individuals with WS and considerations for the focus of future narrative research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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