ERIC Number: EJ673021
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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Do Children with Down Syndrome Have Difficulty with Argument Structure?
Grela, Bernard G.
Journal of Communication Disorders, v36 n4 p263-79 Jul-Aug 2003
The language transcripts of seven children with Down syndrome (DS) and seven typically developing children with comparable mean length of utterance levels were compared for verb argument structure. Findings suggest that syntactic difficulties may delay children with DS in overcoming the optional subject phenomena and the lesser number of anomalous arguments shows their inadequate knowledge of argument structure. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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