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dc.contributor.author Hoover, Jill R. en
dc.contributor.author Storkel, Holly L. en
dc.contributor.author Rice, Mabel L. en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-23T19:36:27Z en
dc.date.available 2015-06-23T19:36:27Z en
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.citation Hoover, J. R., Storkel, H. L., & Rice, M. L. (2012). The interface between neighborhood density and optional infinitives: Normal development and Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Child Language, 39, 835-862. PMCID: PMC3306845 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20182
dc.description.abstract The effect of neighborhood density on optional infinitives was evaluated for typically developing (TD) children and children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Forty children, 20 in each group, completed two production tasks that assessed third person singular production. Half of the sentences in each task presented a dense verb, and half presented a sparse verb. Children's third person singular accuracy was compared across dense and sparse verbs. Results showed that the TD group was significantly less likely to use optional infinitives with dense, rather than sparse verbs. In contrast, the distribution of optional infinitives for the SLI group was independent of verb neighborhood density. Follow-up analyses showed that the lack of neighborhood density effect for the SLI group could not be attributed to heterogeneous neighborhood density effects or floor effects. Results were interpreted within the Optional Infinitive/Extended Optional Infinitive accounts for typical language development and SLI for English speaking children. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Institutes of Health DC00433, RR7031K, DC00076, DC001694 (PI: Gierut) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.relation.isversionof https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305000911000365 en
dc.rights © 2012 Cambridge University Press en
dc.subject phonology en
dc.subject child phonology en
dc.subject clinical phonology en
dc.subject phonological disorders in children en
dc.subject phonological treatment en
dc.subject Learnability Project en
dc.subject language acquisition en
dc.title The interface between neighborhood density and optional infinitives: Normal development and Specific Language Impairment en
dc.type Article en


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