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Language comprehension and non-word repetition in children with language impairment

Sahlén, Birgitta LU ; Reuterskiöld, Christina LU ; Nettelbladt, Ulrika LU and Radeborg, Karl LU (1999) In Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 13(5). p.369-380
Abstract
Non-word repetition has, not without controversy, been considered a reliable index of phonological memory in children with language impairment (LI). Recent studies do, however, emphasize the strong link between non-word repetition skills and phonological output in pre-school children with LI. The purpose of the present study was to explore the relationship between non-word repetition and different aspects of language comprehension (comprehension of words, sentences and fables) in 27 children with LI. The results showed that non-word repetition significantly correlated with all measures of language comprehension in the children with LI. Partial correlations revealed a weaker relationship between vocabulary comprehension, comprehension of... (More)
Non-word repetition has, not without controversy, been considered a reliable index of phonological memory in children with language impairment (LI). Recent studies do, however, emphasize the strong link between non-word repetition skills and phonological output in pre-school children with LI. The purpose of the present study was to explore the relationship between non-word repetition and different aspects of language comprehension (comprehension of words, sentences and fables) in 27 children with LI. The results showed that non-word repetition significantly correlated with all measures of language comprehension in the children with LI. Partial correlations revealed a weaker relationship between vocabulary comprehension, comprehension of fables and non-word repetition than between non-word repetition and comprehension of grammar. A possible explanation for the findings may be that the tests assessing comprehension of grammar strained language processing and storage more than the other tests. It is concluded that non-word repetition cannot be considered to be a single, reliable index of phonological memory in pre-school children with LI. Non-word repetition incorporates a range of processes necessary for language comprehension and production, and thus mirrors the general language status of the child. (Less)
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Non-word Repetition, Language Comprehension, Language Impairment
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Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
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  abstract     = {Non-word repetition has, not without controversy, been considered a reliable index of phonological memory in children with language impairment (LI). Recent studies do, however, emphasize the strong link between non-word repetition skills and phonological output in pre-school children with LI. The purpose of the present study was to explore the relationship between non-word repetition and different aspects of language comprehension (comprehension of words, sentences and fables) in 27 children with LI. The results showed that non-word repetition significantly correlated with all measures of language comprehension in the children with LI. Partial correlations revealed a weaker relationship between vocabulary comprehension, comprehension of fables and non-word repetition than between non-word repetition and comprehension of grammar. A possible explanation for the findings may be that the tests assessing comprehension of grammar strained language processing and storage more than the other tests. It is concluded that non-word repetition cannot be considered to be a single, reliable index of phonological memory in pre-school children with LI. Non-word repetition incorporates a range of processes necessary for language comprehension and production, and thus mirrors the general language status of the child.},
  author       = {Sahlén, Birgitta and Reuterskiöld, Christina and Nettelbladt, Ulrika and Radeborg, Karl},
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  keyword      = {Non-word Repetition,Language Comprehension,Language Impairment},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {369--380},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics},
  title        = {Language comprehension and non-word repetition in children with language impairment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/026992099299031},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {1999},
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