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ERIC Number: EJ1013678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-8294
Verb Selection and Past-Tense Morphology: Crystal's Criteria Revisited
Weiler, Brian
Topics in Language Disorders, v33 n2 p152-164 Apr-Jun 2013
Research findings concerning verb-level influences on past-tense morphology carry implications for the careful selection of treatment targets. Using 6 of the broad criteria for "good verbs to choose" proposed by D. Crystal (1985) more than 25 years ago as a framework, this article summarizes some of the more recent research with a nod toward potential clinical applications. Specific semantic, frequency, developmental, phonological, and syntactic considerations for verb selection are discussed. Information is provided with respect to typical language learners and, when possible, children with language impairment. The article concludes with thoughts on using research findings to inform a guided approach to the selection of past-tense intervention targets.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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