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ERIC Number: EJ516113
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4685
Measuring Children's Lexical Diversity: Differentiating Typical and Impaired Language Learners.
Watkins, Ruth V.; And Others
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v38 n6 p1349-55 Dec 1995
This study evaluated the extent to which measures of lexical diversity (type-token ratio and number of different words produced) differentiated 25 children (mean age 59 months) with specific language impairment (SLI) from typical children. Analysis of utterance samples revealed that SLI children did not differ on type-token ratio but did use significantly fewer different words than age-equivalent counterparts. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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