The Temporal Reliability of Brown's Mean Length of Utterance (MLU-M) Measure with Post-Stage V Children The temporal reliability of Brown's MLU-M was investigated with 30 normally developing children, 10 in each of three age groups: 3:6–4:6, 5:6—6:6, and 8:6–9:6 years. All children obtained MLU-Ms greater than 4.0, which placed them beyond Brown–s Stage V of language learning. Language samples were evoked from these subjects on ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1982
The Temporal Reliability of Brown's Mean Length of Utterance (MLU-M) Measure with Post-Stage V Children
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Shelly S. Chabon
    University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Louise Kent-Udolf
    University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Donald B. Egolf
    University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1982
The Temporal Reliability of Brown's Mean Length of Utterance (MLU-M) Measure with Post-Stage V Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1982, Vol. 25, 124-128. doi:10.1044/jshr.2501.124
History: Received June 5, 1980 , Accepted February 6, 1981
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1982, Vol. 25, 124-128. doi:10.1044/jshr.2501.124
History: Received June 5, 1980; Accepted February 6, 1981

The temporal reliability of Brown's MLU-M was investigated with 30 normally developing children, 10 in each of three age groups: 3:6–4:6, 5:6—6:6, and 8:6–9:6 years. All children obtained MLU-Ms greater than 4.0, which placed them beyond Brown–s Stage V of language learning. Language samples were evoked from these subjects on each of three consecutive days using picture stimuli. The reliability estimates indicated lack of stability for individual and average MLU-M values.

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