Occurrence of Children’s Echoic Responses According to Interlocutory Question Types Dialogues with 22 echoic three year olds were analyzed according to question type in an effort to determine whether some probes are more likely than others to trigger echoic responses. Most of the 1509 questions fell into three categories: yes/no, nominal, and locative. The pooled echo rate for locative probes ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1975
Occurrence of Children’s Echoic Responses According to Interlocutory Question Types
 
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  • Warren H. Fay
    University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, Oregon
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   June 01, 1975
Occurrence of Children’s Echoic Responses According to Interlocutory Question Types
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1975, Vol. 18, 336-345. doi:10.1044/jshr.1802.336
History: Received October 1, 1973 , Accepted February 23, 1975
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1975, Vol. 18, 336-345. doi:10.1044/jshr.1802.336
History: Received October 1, 1973; Accepted February 23, 1975

Dialogues with 22 echoic three year olds were analyzed according to question type in an effort to determine whether some probes are more likely than others to trigger echoic responses. Most of the 1509 questions fell into three categories: yes/no, nominal, and locative. The pooled echo rate for locative probes was nearly twice as great as the performance on either of the two other types. Results are discussed in terms of probe-constraints, developmental syntax of wh-questions, and other potential variables.

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