Disfluencies of Normally Speaking Two-Year-Old Children The spontaneous verbal output of 33 2-year-old children was analyzed to identify disfluencies. The results showed large individual variability and no significant sex differences. A substantial number of children were disfluent only infrequently. Certain disfluency types not reported in previous studies of 2-year-olds were exhibited by the children. The most ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1981
Disfluencies of Normally Speaking Two-Year-Old Children
 
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  • Ehud Yairi
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1981
Disfluencies of Normally Speaking Two-Year-Old Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1981, Vol. 24, 490-495. doi:10.1044/jshr.2404.490
History: Received June 5, 1980 , Accepted October 28, 1980
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1981, Vol. 24, 490-495. doi:10.1044/jshr.2404.490
History: Received June 5, 1980; Accepted October 28, 1980

The spontaneous verbal output of 33 2-year-old children was analyzed to identify disfluencies. The results showed large individual variability and no significant sex differences. A substantial number of children were disfluent only infrequently. Certain disfluency types not reported in previous studies of 2-year-olds were exhibited by the children. The most prominent disfluency element was repetition of short segments, one syllable or less.

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