A Pragmatic Aspect of Language Sampling This investigation studied language sampling with normal four- and six-year-old children in three conditions: (1) conversation; (2) picture description with the experimenter and child looking at the stimuli; and (3) picture description with the experimenter unable to view the stimuli with the child. The results show statistically significant differences in ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1979
A Pragmatic Aspect of Language Sampling
 
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  • William O. Haynes is with the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36830. Requests for reprints may be sent to him there. Elizabeth Purcell is with the Eufaula City Schools, Eufaula, Alabama. Maureen D. Haynes is associated with Special Education Programs, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
    William O. Haynes is with the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36830. Requests for reprints may be sent to him there. Elizabeth Purcell is with the Eufaula City Schools, Eufaula, Alabama. Maureen D. Haynes is associated with Special Education Programs, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1979
A Pragmatic Aspect of Language Sampling
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1979, Vol. 10, 104-110. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1002.104
History: Received October 15, 1977 , Accepted September 5, 1978
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1979, Vol. 10, 104-110. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1002.104
History: Received October 15, 1977; Accepted September 5, 1978

This investigation studied language sampling with normal four- and six-year-old children in three conditions: (1) conversation; (2) picture description with the experimenter and child looking at the stimuli; and (3) picture description with the experimenter unable to view the stimuli with the child. The results show statistically significant differences in Developmental Sentence Score and MLU between the age groups and among the experimental conditions. They suggest that children of these ages are able to alter their linguistic behavior as a result of the listener’s perspective. Implications for language sampling and future research are discussed.

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