ERIC Number: EJ725790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-1
Differences at 17 Months: Productive Language Patterns in Infants at Familial Risk for Dyslexia and Typically Developing Infants
Koster, Charlotte; Been, Pieter H.; Krikhaar, Evelien M.; Zwarts, Frans; Diepstra, Heidi D.; Van Leeuwen, Theo H.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v48 n2 p426 Apr 2005
Productive vocabulary composition is investigated in 17-month-old children who are participating in an ongoing longitudinal dyslexia research project in the Netherlands. The project is searching for early precursors for dyslexia and follows a group of children who are genetically at risk for dyslexia and a control group during the first 10 years of their lives. Among other measures, the Dutch version of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory: Words and Sentences (N-CDI) is used to investigate early vocabulary development. In this article, the first N-CDI results from the 2 groups of 17-month-old children are compared with each other, with other cross-sectional, cross-linguistic studies, and with a similar Finnish longitudinal dyslexia project. The Dutch children show the same general acquisition pattern as documented for other languages, but there are significant differences between the two groups of 17-month-old children in total number of words produced and in the linguistic composition of their productive vocabulary.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Language Patterns, Infants, Control Groups, Vocabulary Development, Dyslexia, Longitudinal Studies, Measures (Individuals), Finno Ugric Languages, Language Acquisition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory