Utterance length and lexical diversity in Cantonese-speaking children with and without specific language impairment.

@article{Klee2004UtteranceLA,
  title={Utterance length and lexical diversity in Cantonese-speaking children with and without specific language impairment.},
  author={Thomas Earl Klee and Stephanie Stokes and Anita M-Y Wong and Paul Fletcher and William J. Gavin},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={
          1396-410
        }
}
Two studies of children's conversational language abilities are reported. In the first, mean length of utterance (MLU) and lexical diversity (D) were examined in a group of typically developing Cantonese-speaking children in Hong Kong. Regression analyses indicated a significant linear relationship between MLU and age (R = .44) and a significant curvilinear relationship between D and age (R = .73) in children age 27-68 months. MLU and D were moderately correlated with each other (r = .23… CONTINUE READING
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