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To, Carol K. S.; Law, Thomas; Li, Xin-xin – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Multilingualism can bring about various positive outcomes to typically developing children. Its effect on children with language difficulties is not yet clear. Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of multilingual learning as a medium of instruction (MOI) on first language (L1) acquisition of children with language…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Interaction, Speech Communication, Multilingualism
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Ma, Joan K.-Y.; Whitehill, Tara; Cheung, Katherine S.-K. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Dysprosody is a common feature in speakers with hypokinetic dysarthria. However, speech prosody varies across different types of speech materials. This raises the question of what is the most appropriate speech material for the evaluation of dysprosody. Aims: To characterize the prosodic impairment in Cantonese speakers with…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Diseases, Neurology, Patients
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Yeung, Olivia; Law, Sam-Po; Yau, Monna – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: While various treatment approaches have been shown to be effective in remediating word-finding difficulties in aphasic individuals, interest has recently been directed at the role of executive functions in affecting treatment outcomes. Aims: To examine the existence of a possible relationship between treatment generalization and…
Descriptors: Cues, Inhibition, Generalization, Sino Tibetan Languages
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Lee, Alice; Brown, Susanna; Gibbon, Fiona E. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Many speech and language therapists work in a multilingual environment, making cross-linguistic studies of speech disorders clinically and theoretically important. Aims: To investigate the effect of listeners' linguistic background on their perceptual ratings of hypernasality and the reliability of the ratings. Methods &…
Descriptors: Sentences, Linguistics, Language Impairments, Speech Evaluation
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Leonard, Laurence B.; Deevy, Patricia; Wong, Anita M.-Y.; Stokes, Stephanie F.; Fletcher, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Surprizingly little is known about the use of modal auxiliaries by children with specific language impairment (SLI). These forms fall within the category of grammatical morphology, an area of morphosyntax that is purportedly very weak in children with SLI. Aims: Three studies were conducted to examine the use of modal auxiliaries by…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Intervention, Verbs, Morphology (Languages)