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dc.contributor.advisorStorkel, Holly L
dc.contributor.authorHoover, Jill R.
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-18T05:01:10Z
dc.date.available2010-03-18T05:01:10Z
dc.date.issued2009-12-14
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:10654
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/5995
dc.description.abstractInconsistent omission of finiteness markers is a clinical marker for Specific Language Impairment (SLI). A similar pattern of omission is observed during normal development. Potential limiting factors during this stage of variability are not well understood. This research considered lexical representations, indexed by neighborhood density, as one limiting factor. Study 1 examined the effect of density on variable production of a finiteness marker by 4- and 5-year olds with SLI and by typically developing 3-year olds. The results showed that density was a limiting factor for typically developing children, but not for children with SLI. Study 2 examined the effect of density on finiteness growth in a learning task by children with SLI. Results showed differences in growth for children exposed to dense and sparse verbs. The combined results suggest that lexical representations interact with finiteness to differentially impact production and growth. Differences in density effects across groups are discussed.
dc.format.extent116 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectHealth sciences
dc.subjectSpeech pathology
dc.subjectLanguage
dc.subjectLinguistics
dc.subjectFiniteness marking
dc.subjectGrammatical development
dc.subjectLanguage impairment
dc.subjectMorphosyntax
dc.subjectNeighborhood density
dc.subjectSpecific language impairment
dc.titleThe Interface between the Lexicon and Finiteness Marking in Specific Language Impairment
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberRice, Mabel
dc.contributor.cmtememberWarren, Steven
dc.contributor.cmtememberHorn, Eva
dc.contributor.cmtememberFiorentino, Robert
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineChild Language
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
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