Specific and general language performance across early childhood: Stability and gender considerations

  title={Specific and general language performance across early childhood: Stability and gender considerations},
  author={Marc H. Bornstein and Chun Shin Hahn and O. Maurice Haynes},
  journal={First Language},
  pages={267 - 304}
Altogether 329 children participated in four longitudinal studies of specific and general language performance cumulatively from 1;1 to 6;10. Data were drawn from age-appropriate maternal questionnaires, maternal interviews, teacher reports, experimenter assessments and transcripts of children’s own spontaneous speech. Language performance at each age and stability of individual differences across age in girls and boys were assessed separately and together. Across age, including the important… 

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