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ERIC Number: EJ794614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Spanish Nonword Repetition: Stimuli Development and Preliminary Results
Ebert, Kerry Danahy; Kalanek, Jocelyne; Cordero, Kelly Nett; Kohnert, Kathryn
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v29 n2 p67-74 2008
Purpose: The current study presents preliminary nonword repetition data from Spanish-speaking preschool children using a new set of stimuli. Method: Twenty nonwords were constructed to be phonotactically possible in Spanish and to conform to published guidelines for nonword repetition stimuli. Fourteen Spanish-speaking typically developing preschool children repeated the nonwords. Results: Both age and word length affected repetition accuracy, and there was an age-by-length interaction. Younger children were less accurate overall and showed steeper decreases in accuracy as length increased. Conclusions: The results provide promising evidence that the stimuli may be developed into a Spanish nonword repetition task for both research and clinical purposes. (Contains 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A