Revision Behaviors in the Speech of Normal Children Developing Language Revision behaviors in the speech of normal children were investigated. The subjects were 18 children, six at Brown’s Language Stages I, II, and III. During the collection of a one-hour spontaneous language sample from each child the experimenter pretended 20 times not to understand and asked, “What?” The results indicate ... Research Article
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Research Article  |   June 01, 1977
Revision Behaviors in the Speech of Normal Children Developing Language
 
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  • Tanya M. Gallagher
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1977
Revision Behaviors in the Speech of Normal Children Developing Language
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1977, Vol. 20, 303-318. doi:10.1044/jshr.2002.303
History: Received April 9, 1976 , Accepted November 10, 1976
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1977, Vol. 20, 303-318. doi:10.1044/jshr.2002.303
History: Received April 9, 1976; Accepted November 10, 1976

Revision behaviors in the speech of normal children were investigated. The subjects were 18 children, six at Brown’s Language Stages I, II, and III. During the collection of a one-hour spontaneous language sample from each child the experimenter pretended 20 times not to understand and asked, “What?” The results indicate a significantly greater use of revisions than repetitions or no responses at each stage and significant differences among the types of revisions observed across stages. These findings are related to current language models.

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