Verb particle and preposition acquisition in language-impaired preschoolers.

@article{Watkins1991VerbPA,
  title={Verb particle and preposition acquisition in language-impaired preschoolers.},
  author={Ruth V. Watkins and Mabel L. Rice},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  year={1991},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={
          1130-41
        }
}
This study examined the acquisition of verb particles and prepositions in language-impaired, language-matched, and age-matched preschool children. A videotape experimental task, in which subjects viewed and described brief action sequences, was implemented. The videotape task included particle, preposition, full noun phrase, and pronoun noun phrase items for six different particle/preposition words. Primary results indicated that the use of verb particles constituted a particularly challenging… CONTINUE READING

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