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ERIC Number: EJ818489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Non-Word Repetition Assesses Phonological Memory and Is Related to Vocabulary Development in 20- to 24-Month-Olds
Hoff, Erika; Core, Cynthia; Bridges, Kelly
Journal of Child Language, v35 n4 p903-916 Nov 2008
Two studies test the hypotheses that individual differences in phonological memory among children younger than two years can be assessed using a non-word repetition task (NWR) and that these differences are related to the children's rates of vocabulary development. NWR accuracy, real word repetition accuracy and productive vocabulary were assessed in 15 children between 1 ; 9 and 2 ; 0 in Study 1 and in 21 children between 1 ; 8 and 2 ; 0 in Study 2. In both studies, NWR accuracy was significantly related to vocabulary percentile and, furthermore, uniquely accounted for a substantial portion of the variance in vocabulary when real word repetition accuracy was held constant. The findings establish NWR as a valid measure of phonological memory in very young children, and they open the door for further studies of the role of phonological memory in early word learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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