First Advisor

Joan McMahon

Date of Publication

1989

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech with Emphasis in Speech Pathology

Department

Speech Communication

Language

English

Subjects

Hearing impaired children -- Language, English language -- Prepositions, Deaf -- Means of communication

DOI

10.15760/etd.5847

Physical Description

1 online resource (114 p.)

Abstract

Prepositions are not only important in functional syntax; they also relate meanings associated with the concepts of place and time (Washington & Naremore, 1978). Furthermore, prepositions are critical in such everyday activities as producing and comprehending directions, using maps and diagrams, and in the fields of mathematics and music (Cox & Richardson, 1985). Inefficient use or misuse of prepositional spatial terms may hinder a child's progress in many areas. Expressive acquisition of function words, which include prepositions, has been described as significantly delayed in the hearing impaired populations (Cooper & Rosenstein, 1966).

The purpose of this study was to conduct a comparative preposition analysis between hearing impaired children using two different modes of communication. The question this researcher sought to answer was: Do 54 severely-to-profoundly hearing impaired children in this study using total communication differ in the expressive acquisition of 17 locative and directional prepositions from 35 hearing impaired children in a previous study (Warlick, 1983) using oral/aural communication?

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