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ERIC Number: EJ418399
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Does Imitation Facilitate the Acquisition of Grammar? Evidence from a Study of Autistic, Down's Syndrome, and Normal Children.
Tager-Flusberg, Helen; Calkins, Susan
Journal of Child Language, v17 n3 p591-606 Oct 1990
Naturalistic mother-child speech between autistic, Down's syndrome, or normal children and their mothers was studied to determine whether imitation facilitates grammar acquisition. Spontaneous utterances were longer and contained more advanced grammar than imitation utterances, indicating that imitation does not play a significant role in grammar development. (44 references) (JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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