Brandi L Newkirk-Turner

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PURPOSE We examined language samples of young children learning African American English (AAE) to determine if and when their use of auxiliaries shows dialect-universal and dialect-specific effects. METHOD The data were longitudinal language samples obtained from two children, ages 18 to 36 months, and three children, ages 33 to 51 months.(More)
PURPOSE This study is a response to the need for evidence-based measures of spontaneous oral language to assess African American children under the age of 4 years. We determined if pass/fail status on a minimal competence core for morphosyntax (MCC-MS) was more highly related to scores on the Index of Productive Syntax (IPSyn)-the measure of convergent(More)
PURPOSE This study examined African American English-speaking children's use of BE, DO, and modal auxiliaries. METHOD The data were based on language samples obtained from 48 three-year-olds. Analyses examined rates of marking by auxiliary type, auxiliary surface form, succeeding element, and syntactic construction and by a number of child variables. (More)
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