ERIC Number: EJ938026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Nonword Repetition and Language Learning Disorders: A Developmental Contingency Framework
Snowling, Margaret J.
Applied Psycholinguistics, v27 n4 p588-591 2006
In 1990 Gathercole and Baddeley proposed a strong hypothesis that has generated a wealth of research in the field of language development and disorder. The hypothesis was that phonological memory, as indexed by nonword repetition, is causally related to vocabulary development. Support for the hypothesis came from an impressive range of longitudinal, correlational, and laboratory training studies, and from studies of specific language impairment (SLI). However, more recently, Gathercole, Tiffany, Briscoe, Thorn, and The ALSPAC Team (2005), directly tested the causal hypothesis by following a cohort of children from age 5 to 8 years. Contrary to prediction, children with poor nonword repetition abilities at age 5 had normal vocabulary at the age of 8.
Descriptors: Repetition, Language Impairments, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Young Children, Phonology, Memory
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