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ERIC Number: EJ775702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
Clinical Implications of the Effects of Lexical Aspect and Phonology on Children's Production of the Regular Past Tense
Johnson, Bonnie W.; Morris, Sherrill R.
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v23 n3 p287-306 2007
This study examined the effect of lexical aspect and phonology on regular past-tense production. Data are presented from a group of 31 children, mean age 33 months, with typical language development. A case study of a 50-month-old child with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is also presented. Children imitated sentence pairs that included an endpoint (accomplishments, e.g. she crawled into a box) or did not (activity, e.g. she crawled around in circles). Verbs ended in obstruents (e.g. walk) or nonobstruents (e.g. roll). The regular past tense was produced with the lowest accuracy in activities ending in obstruents (e.g., she walked in circles). Assessment and treatment suggestions for children with SLI are provided. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Leiter International Performance Scale; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test