ERIC Number: EJ472684
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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The Influence of Prosodic and Gestural Cues on Novel Word Acquisition by Children with Specific Language Impairment.
Weismer, Susan Ellis; Hesketh, Linda J.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v36 n5 p1013-25 Oct 1993
Acquisition of novel words by kindergarten children (eight with normal language and eight with specific language impairment) was examined under various linguistic input conditions. Acquisition of novel words by both groups was significantly affected by alterations in speaking rate and the use of gestures accompanying spoken language. There were no significant effects for stress manipulation. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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