ERIC Number: EJ591286
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Gender Differences in the Use of Linguistic Devices by Youths with Mental Retardation: A Preliminary Analysis.
Wilkinson, Krista M.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v104 n3 p227-35 May 1999
This study compared the relative use by four male and four female youth with mental retardation of linguistic (grammatical) devices identified as characteristic of typical female speech (qualifying markers, question styles, and politeness terms). Females produced significantly more qualifying markers than did males, although neither question style nor politeness marking differentiated the genders. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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