The Acquisition of 10 Spanish Morphemes by Spanish Speaking Children Spontaneous language samples were obtained from 15 Mexican-American monolingual Spanish-speaking children between the ages of 2:0 and 4:8. The samples were analyzed for acquisition of 10 morphemes. The results of this investigation indicated that the acquisition sequence for these subjects began with demonstratives, articles, copulas, and the regular present indicative; ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1988
The Acquisition of 10 Spanish Morphemes by Spanish Speaking Children
 
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  • Joy T. Kvaal is a speech-language pathologgist in the San Diego Unified School District. Nancy Shipstead-Cox is a speech-language pathologist in the Cajon Valley School District, El Cajon, CA. Susan G. Nevitt is a speech-language pathologist in the Logan Heights Family Health Center, San Diego, CA. Barbara W. Hodson is in the Department of Communicative Disorders, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-0151. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address. Patricia B. Launer is in the Department of Communicative Disorders at San Diego State University.
    Joy T. Kvaal is a speech-language pathologgist in the San Diego Unified School District. Nancy Shipstead-Cox is a speech-language pathologist in the Cajon Valley School District, El Cajon, CA. Susan G. Nevitt is a speech-language pathologist in the Logan Heights Family Health Center, San Diego, CA. Barbara W. Hodson is in the Department of Communicative Disorders, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-0151. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address. Patricia B. Launer is in the Department of Communicative Disorders at San Diego State University.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1988
The Acquisition of 10 Spanish Morphemes by Spanish Speaking Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1988, Vol. 19, 384-394. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1904.384
History: Received June 1, 1987 , Accepted March 1, 1988
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1988, Vol. 19, 384-394. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1904.384
History: Received June 1, 1987; Accepted March 1, 1988

Spontaneous language samples were obtained from 15 Mexican-American monolingual Spanish-speaking children between the ages of 2:0 and 4:8. The samples were analyzed for acquisition of 10 morphemes. The results of this investigation indicated that the acquisition sequence for these subjects began with demonstratives, articles, copulas, and the regular present indicative; followed by irregular present indicative, regular preterite indicative, plurals, possessive de; and finally preposition en and irregular preterite indicative.

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