Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (71 p.)
Children -- Language -- Testing
The present study sought to determine the effect different stimulus material has on the language elicited from children. Its purpose was to determine whether a significant difference existed among language samples elicited three different ways when analyzed using DSS. Eighteen children between the ages of 3.6 and 5.6 years were chosen to participate in the study. All of the children had normal bearing. normal receptive vocabulary skills and no demonstrated or suspected physical or social delays. Three language samples. each elicited by either toys. pictures. or stories. were obtained from each child. For each sample. a corpus of 50 utterances was selected for analysis and analyzed according to the DSS procedure as described by Lee and Ganter (1971).
Dong, Cheryl Diane, "A comparative study of three language sampling methods using developmental sentence scoring" (1986). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3589.