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Koutsoftas, Anthony D.; Petersen, Victoria – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Cohesion refers to the linguistic elements of discourse that contribute to its continuity and is an important element to consider as part of written language intervention, especially in children with language learning disabilities (LLD). There is substantial evidence that children with LLD perform more poorly than typically developing…
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Learning Disabilities, Written Language, Language Impairments
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McGregor, Karla K.; Oleson, Jacob; Bahnsen, Alison; Duff, Dawna – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Deficient vocabulary is a frequently reported symptom of developmental language impairment, but the nature of the deficit and its developmental course are not well documented. Aims: To describe the nature of the deficit in terms of breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge and to determine whether the nature and the extent of the…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Vocabulary, Grade 2, Grade 4
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Corthals, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: The metalinguistic ability to cope with homonyms, that is, words having multiple unrelated meanings, emerges rather late in the course child language development. It is associated with specific neural activity and related to academic achievement and second language learning. This study is about homonyms that are at the same time…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Metalinguistics, Elementary School Students, Nouns