Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Mary E. Gordon
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech with Emphasis in Speech Pathology
1 online resource (74 p.)
Children -- Language -- Testing
The purpose of this investigation was to replicate the study conducted by Lee and Canter (1971) and Lee (1974a) to determine if a significant difference among the scores in the two studies existed due to geographical location, and to initiate the establishment of norms for the Portland, Oregon geographical area. Forty children, selected on the basis of chronological age (4.0 to 4.11 years), normal receptive vocabulary skills, normal hearing, and a monolingual background, participated as subjects. A language sample of fifty utterances was elicited from each child and analyzed according to the Developmental Sentence Scoring (DSS) procedure.
McCluskey, Kathryn Marie, "Developmental sentence scoring : a comparative study conducted in Portland, Oregon" (1984). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3383.