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Engberg-Pedersen, Elisabeth; Christensen, Rikke Vang – Journal of Child Language, 2017
This study focuses on the relationship between content elements and mental-state language in narratives from twenty-seven children with autism (ASD), twelve children with language impairment (LI), and thirty typically developing children (TD). The groups did not differ on chronological age (10;6-14;0) and non-verbal cognitive skills, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Children, Language Impairments
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Thomsen, Ditte Boeg; Poulsen, Mads – Journal of Child Language, 2015
When learning their first language, children develop strategies for assigning semantic roles to sentence structures, depending on morphosyntactic cues such as case and word order. Traditionally, comprehension experiments have presented transitive clauses in isolation, and cross-linguistically children have been found to misinterpret object-first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Language, Indo European Languages, Preschool Children
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Jensen De Lopez, Kristine; Olsen, Lone Sundahl; Chondrogianni, Vasiliki – Journal of Child Language, 2014
This study examines the comprehension and production of subject and object relative clauses (SRCs, ORCs) by children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and their typically developing (TD) peers. The purpose is to investigate whether relative clauses are problematic for Danish children with SLI and to compare errors with those produced by TD…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Language Impairments, Comprehension
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Bleses, Dorthe; Basboll, Hans; Lum, Jarrad; Vach, Werner – Journal of Child Language, 2011
In her interesting article, Stoel-Gammon (this issue) reviews studies concerning the interactions between lexical and phonological development. While the focus of the review is on vocabulary production from children acquiring American English, she also suggests that cross-linguistic research be undertaken to examine how universal and…
Descriptors: Language Research, Phonetics, Phonology, Vocabulary Skills