ERIC Number: EJ362299
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Word Knowledge Acquisition in Retarded Children: A Longitudinal Study of Acquisition of a Complex Linguistic Structure.
Cromer, Richard F.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, v52 n4 p324-34 Nov 1987
A longitudinal study was conducted using 18 mildly/moderately retarded 14- and 15-year-olds to investigate word knowledge acquisition and subcategorization features of the words. Retarded children's errors were highly correlated with word frequency. Two interpretations (gradual acquisition of word knowledge and a reorganization theory) are synthesized. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Context Clues, Error Analysis (Language), Language Acquisition, Language Patterns, Language Processing, Language Skills, Longitudinal Studies, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Morphology (Languages), Oral Language, Secondary Education, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Word Frequency
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A