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Gender and agreement processing in children with developmental language disorder.

Title: Gender and agreement processing in children with developmental language disorder.
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Name(s): Rakhlin, Natalia, author
Kornilov, Sergey A, author
Grigorenko, Elena L, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2014-03-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Two experiments tested whether Russian-speaking children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) are sensitive to gender agreement when performing a gender decision task. In Experiment 1, the presence of overt gender agreement between verbs and/or adjectival modifiers and postverbal subject nouns memory was varied. In Experiment 2, agreement violations were introduced and the targets varied between words, pseudo-words, or pseudo-words with derivational suffixes. In both experiments, children with DLD did not differ from typically developing children in their reaction time or sensitivity to agreement features. In both groups, trials with feminine gender resulted in a higher error rate. Children with DLD displayed lower overall accuracy, which was related to differences in phonological memory in both experiments. Furthermore, in Experiment 1 group differences were not maintained after phonological memory was entered as a covariate. The results are discussed with respect to various processing and linguistic theories of DLD.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_23390959 (IID), 10.1017/S030500091200058X (DOI), PMC4573562 (PMCID), 23390959 (RID), 23390959 (EID), S030500091200058X (PII)
Grant Number: P50 HD052120, R01 DC007665
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4573562.
Subject(s): Adolescent
Case-Control Studies
Child
Decision Making
Female
Humans
Language Development Disorders/physiopathology
Male
Phonetics
Semantics
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_23390959
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of child language.
1469-7602
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 41

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Rakhlin, N., Kornilov, S. A., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2014). Gender and agreement processing in children with developmental language disorder. Journal Of Child Language. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_23390959