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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Communication Sciences and Disordersen_US
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Harold T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKirkpatrick, Anita G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-29T18:34:48Z
dc.date.available2012-02-29T18:34:48Z
dc.date.issued1999-07en_US
dc.identifier10380659en_US
dc.identifier0333506en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of psycholinguistic research. 1999 Jul; 28(4): 313-29.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0090-6905en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1023275214000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4705
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if a developmental order exists in the metalinguistic ability of children to make judgments about the form of language while simultaneously attending to a meaningful linguistic context. The stimulus material consisted of a short story into which 20 nonsense lexical items had been substituted. The 20 stimuli were comprised of phonotactically illegal and legal sequences of phonemes. In addition, the lexical items had been positioned to replace either structure or content words within the story. The participants were 90 Caucasian children who were divided into nine age groupings from 4;0 to 12;11. Baseline data were obtained from 10 adults. All subjects were required to respond to the audio-recorded stimuli by pressing a button whenever a nonsense item was perceived. The data were analyzed for both number of correct responses and reaction times. Results revealed a major shift in metalanguage ability occurring between 7 and 8 years of age. The 8- to 12-year-olds responded correctly to more items and at significantly faster rates than the 4- to 7-year-olds. The adults outperformed the children on all tasks, showing that metalanguage development continues beyond childhood.en_US
dc.format.extent313-29en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Psycholinguistic Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJ Psycholinguist Resen_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subject.meshAwareness/physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChild Languageen_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLanguage Developmenten_US
dc.subject.meshLinguisticsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshPhoneticsen_US
dc.subject.meshReaction Timeen_US
dc.titleMetalinguistic awareness in children: a developmental progressionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 1999 Plenum Publishingen_US


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