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ERIC Number: EJ1040484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Effects of Speech Practice on Fast Mapping in Monolingual and Bilingual Speakers
Kan, Pui Fong; Sadagopan, Neeraja; Janich, Lauren; Andrade, Marixa
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v57 n3 p929-941 Jun 2014
Purpose: This study examines the effects of the levels of speech practice on fast mapping in monolingual and bilingual speakers. Method: Participants were 30 English-speaking monolingual and 30 Spanish-English bilingual young adults. Each participant was randomly assigned to 1 of 3 practice conditions prior to the fast-mapping task: (a) intensive speech practice, (b) moderate speech practice, or (c) no practice. In a fast-mapping experiment, each participant was briefly exposed to novel objects and their corresponding novel words. Participants' knowledge of the target novel words was assessed immediately after the exposures. Results: There were significant effects of speech practice on fast mapping for both monolingual and bilingual adults. It is important to note that participants' language experience also played a role in their fast-mapping performance. Conclusion: The findings suggest that speech practice, interacting with language experience, facilitates the processes for fast mapping.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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