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ERIC Number: EJ1059027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Use of Grammatical Morphemes by Mandarin-Speaking Children with High Functioning Autism
Zhou, Peng; Crain, Stephen; Gao, Liqun; Tang, Ye; Jia, Meixiang
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n5 p1428-1436 May 2015
The present study investigated the production of grammatical morphemes by Mandarin-speaking children with high functioning autism. Previous research found that a subgroup of English-speaking children with autism exhibit deficits in the use of grammatical morphemes that mark tense. In order to see whether this impairment in grammatical morphology can be generalised to children with autism from other languages, the present study examined whether or not high-functioning Mandarin-speaking children with autism also exhibit deficits in using grammatical morphemes that mark aspect. The results show that Mandarin-speaking children with autism produced grammatical morphemes significantly less often than age-matched and IQ-matched TD peers as well as MLU-matched TD peers. The implications of these findings for understanding the grammatical abilities of children with autism were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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