Vocal Communications of a Developmentally Delayed Child A Diary Analysis Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1987
Vocal Communications of a Developmentally Delayed Child
 
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  • Mary Ann Romski, Sharon Ellis Joyner, and Rose A. Sevcik are affiliated with the Language Research Center, Georgia State University and Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
    Mary Ann Romski, Sharon Ellis Joyner, and Rose A. Sevcik are affiliated with the Language Research Center, Georgia State University and Emory University, Atlanta, GA.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1987
Vocal Communications of a Developmentally Delayed Child
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1987, Vol. 18, 112-130. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1802.112
History: Received May 7, 1985 , Accepted January 8, 1986
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1987, Vol. 18, 112-130. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1802.112
History: Received May 7, 1985; Accepted January 8, 1986

Studies of first-word acquisition in typical language-learning children frequently take the form of diary studies. Comparable diary data from language-impaired children with developmental delays, however, are not currently available. This report describes the spontaneous vocalizations of a child with a developmental delay for 14 months, from the time he was age 6:5 to age 7:7. From a corpus of 285 utterances, 47 phonetic forms were identified and categorized. Analysis focused on semantic, communicative, and phonological usage patterns.

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