Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech with Emphasis in Speech Pathology
1 online resource (73 p.)
Children -- Language acquisition, English language -- Acquisition
The questions posed in this study were: Are there significant differences among various tasks for eliciting five locative prepositions, and, if so, do tasks vary in their effectiveness according to the age of the children?
Sixty children, ten within each of six age groups, aged eighteen to forty-eight months, participated in the study. All the children had normal language and hearing abilities. An investigator-developed assessment, the Test for Comprehension of Five Locative Prepositions, was administered to each child by the investigator. The Test for Comprehension of Five Locative Prepositions involved picture contexts and object contexts of varying sizes, and required manipulation, pointing and self action response modes.
Versteeg, Kathleen Gray, "An investigation of the effect of using varying stimuli to assess normal children's comprehension of five locative prepositions" (1988). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3849.