Effects of a supplemental Spanish oral language program on sentence length, complexity, and grammaticality in Spanish-speaking children attending English-only preschools.

@article{Restrepo2010EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a supplemental Spanish oral language program on sentence length, complexity, and grammaticality in Spanish-speaking children attending English-only preschools.},
  author={Ma Adelaida Restrepo and Anny P Castilla and Paula J. Schwanenflugel and Stacey M. Neuharth-Pritchett and Claire E Hamilton and Alejandra Arboleda},
  journal={Language, speech, and hearing services in schools},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={3-13}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a supplemental Spanish language instruction program for children who spoke Spanish as their native language and were attending English-only preschool programs. Specifically, the study evaluated the program's effects on the children's Spanish sentence length in words, subordination index, and grammaticality of sentences. METHOD Forty-five Spanish-speaking children attending English-only prekindergarten classrooms were selected for… CONTINUE READING
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