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Children with specific language impairment in Finnish: the use of tense and agreement inflections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21281548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Children with specific language impairment (SLI) vary widely in their ability to use tense/agreement inflections depending on the type of language being acquired, a fact that current accounts of SLI have tried to explain. Finnish provides an important test case for these accounts because: (1) verbs in the first and second person permit null subjects whereas verbs in the third person do not; and (2) tense and agreement inflections are agglutinating and thus one type of inflection can appear without the other. Probes were used to compare the verb inflection use of Finnish-speaking children with SLI, and both age-matched and younger typically developing children. The children with SLI were less accurate, and the pattern of their errors did not match predictions based on current accounts of SLI. It appears that children with SLI have difficulty learning complex verb inflection paradigms apart from any problem specific to tense and agreement.
Authors:
Sari Kunnari; Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen; Laurence B Leonard; Leena Mäkinen; Anna-Kaisa Tolonen; Mirja Luotonen; Eeva Leinonen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-02-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child language     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1469-7602     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Lang     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  2012-02-17     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425743     Medline TA:  J Child Lang     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  999-1027     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Humanities, Logopedics, University of Oulu, Finland. sari.kunnari@oulu.fi
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Case-Control Studies
Child
Child Language
Child, Preschool
Female
Finland
Humans
Language
Language Development Disorders / psychology*
Male
Phonetics
Semantics
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 DC000458/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS; R01 DC00458/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS
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