ERIC Number: EJ637229
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Argument-Structure Complexity on the Use of Auxiliary Verbs by Children with SLI.
Grela, Bernard G.; Leonard, Laurence B.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v43 n5 p1115-25 Oct 2000
This study examined the influence of argument-MA-structure complexity on the omission of auxiliary "be" verbs in 30 children with specific language impairment (SLI). Results indicated that the children with SLI and controls matched for mean length of utterance were more likely to omit the auxiliary forms when attempting sentences with greater argument-structure complexity. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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