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Álvarez-Cañizo, Marta; Suárez-Coalla, Paz; Cuetos, Fernando – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Several studies have found that, after repeated exposure to new words, children form orthographic representations that allow them to read those words faster and more fluently. However, these studies did not take into account variables related to the words. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of sublexical variables on the…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Spanish, Graphemes, Syllables
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Álvarez, Carlos J.; Garcia-Saavedra, Guacimara; Luque, Juan L.; Taft, Marcus – Journal of Child Language, 2017
Some inconsistency is observed in the results from studies of reading development regarding the role of the syllable in visual word recognition, perhaps due to a disparity between the tasks used. We adopted a word-spotting paradigm, with Spanish children of second grade (mean age: 7 years) and sixth grade (mean age: 11 years). The children were…
Descriptors: Syllables, Word Recognition, Spanish, Role
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Murillo, Eva; Capilla, Almudena – Journal of Child Language, 2016
Gestures and vocal elements interact from the early stages of language development, but the role of this interaction in the language learning process is not yet completely understood. The aim of this study is to explore gestural accompaniment's influence on the acoustic properties of vocalizations in the transition to first words. Eleven Spanish…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Child Language, Infants, Spanish
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Galeote, Miguel; Soto, Pilar; Sebastian, Eugenia; Checa, Elena; Sanchez-Palacios, Concepcion – Journal of Child Language, 2014
The objective of this work was to analyze morphosyntactic development in a wide sample of children with Down syndrome (DS) ("n" = 92) and children with typical development (TD) ("n" = 92) with a mental age (MA) of 20 to 29 months. Children were individually matched for gender and MA (Analysis 1) and for vocabulary size…
Descriptors: Child Language, Preschool Children, Down Syndrome, Comparative Analysis
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Perez-Pereira, Miguel; Resches, Mariela – Journal of Child Language, 2011
This paper explores the concurrent and predictive validity of the long and short forms of the Galician version of the MacArthur-Bates CDI (IDHC). Forty-two Galician-speaking children were longitudinally evaluated at age 1 ; 6, 2 ; 0 and 4 ; 0. On the first two occasions, the subjects' vocabulary and grammar skills were assessed through the IDHC.…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Cognitive Ability, Romance Languages, Vocabulary Development
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Lleo, Conxita; Prinz, Michael – Journal of Child Language, 1996
Analyzes monolingual Spanish- and German-speaking children's production of target consonant clusters at early stages of acquisition from a phonological representational perspective. At the beginning stages, target clusters are reduced to a single consonantal position, due to lack of branching of the syllable constituents. At later stages, cluster…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Bilingualism, Child Language, Cluster Analysis