Children’s Recall of Approximations to English As a general index of language development, the recall of first through fourth order approximations to English was examined in four, five, six, and seven year olds and adults. Data suggested that recall improved with age, and increases in approximation to English were accompanied by increases in recall for six ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1973
Children’s Recall of Approximations to English
 
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  • Elizabeth Carrow
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Michael Mauldin
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1973
Children’s Recall of Approximations to English
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1973, Vol. 16, 201-212. doi:10.1044/jshr.1602.201
History: Received January 3, 1972 , Accepted December 1, 1972
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1973, Vol. 16, 201-212. doi:10.1044/jshr.1602.201
History: Received January 3, 1972; Accepted December 1, 1972

As a general index of language development, the recall of first through fourth order approximations to English was examined in four, five, six, and seven year olds and adults. Data suggested that recall improved with age, and increases in approximation to English were accompanied by increases in recall for six and seven year olds and adults. Recall improved for four and five year olds through the third order but declined at the fourth. The latter finding was attributed to deficits in semantic structures and memory processes in four and five year olds. The former finding was interpreted as an index of the development of general linguistic processes.

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