Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Mary E. Gordon
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Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication: Speech and Hearing Sciences
Children -- Language, Comparative and general grammar -- Morphology
1 online resource (3, v, 58 pages)
The purpose of this study was to investigate morphological development in 4-year-old children. Two tests were utilized and compared to see if there was a significant difference between the expression of meaningful and nonmeaningful words. The first test, a modified version of the Test for Examining Expressive Morphology (TEEM), used meaningful words to assess allomorphic variations of six bound morphemes. The second test, a modified version of Berko's Test of English Morphology (BTEM), assessed the same allomorphic variations, but it used nonmeaningful words.
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Thompson, Catherine Anderson, "Development of Morphological Forms in Four-Year-Old Children" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3917.