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ERIC Number: EJ946072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
Facial Emotion Labeling in Language Impaired Children
Delaunay-El Allam, Maryse; Guidetti, Michele; Chaix, Yves; Reilly, Judy
Applied Psycholinguistics, v32 n4 p781-798 Oct 2011
The few studies that have investigated emotion labeling in children with specific language impairment (SLI) have generally focused on global identification performances and appear contradictory. The current study is a fine-grained examination of how children with SLI and typical peers differ in the accuracy of their emotional lexicon use. Children underwent a free labeling task of five basic emotions expressed by still face photographs. Results revealed that children with SLI were less accurate in their label use than typical children. However, pattern of confusions between the two groups differed only by a confusion between sadness and anger displayed by the SLI group. It is argued that this emotion labeling deficiency may rely on semantic fields overlap.
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Language: English
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