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dc.contributor.authorWesterveld, Marleen F
dc.contributor.authorVidler, Kath
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-09T01:25:41Z
dc.date.available2017-05-09T01:25:41Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1754-9507
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/17549507.2016.1159332
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100065
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Language sample analysis is a powerful clinical tool for identifying and describing the oral language difficulties of children with language impairment. In response to a lack of existing Australian normative data, the current study collected spoken language samples from 127 children attending the first 3 years of schooling (YOS). This dataset was compared with the New Zealand (NZ) database of language samples to determine whether clinicians can use overseas databases for appraising language performance of Australian children. Method: Children participated in several oral language tasks: conversation, personal narratives, story retelling and exposition (YOS3 only). Result: Analyses of the spoken language samples revealed a developmental trend of increasing syntactic complexity, semantic diversity and verbal productivity. Discourse genre had a significant impact on children’s language production, with the expository task yielding the syntactically most complex language from the YOS 3 children. Comparisons between the Australian and NZ datasets revealed some differences in performance, with the Australian children showing better syntactic complexity. Conclusion: The Australian dataset of language samples provides clinicians with useful information regarding young school-age children’s performance on a range of discourse tasks deemed important for classroom participation. Care should be taken when using the NZ database for diagnostic purposes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom288
dc.relation.ispartofpageto298
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200499
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2004
dc.titleSpoken language samples of Australian children in conversation, narration and exposition
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology on 13 Apr 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.3109/17549507.2016.1159332.
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gro.griffith.authorWesterveld, Marleen F.
gro.griffith.authorVidler, Kath G.


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