The Complex Syntax Skills of Poor, Urban, African-American Preschoolers at School Entry The present study examines complex syntax production by a sample of 45 preschool-age African-American boys and girls (chronological age [CA] 4:0 to 5:6, years:months) from urban, low-income homes. The results provide quantitative descriptions of amounts of complex syntax and suggest a potential positive relationship between amounts of complex syntax and ... Report
Report  |   July 1994
The Complex Syntax Skills of Poor, Urban, African-American Preschoolers at School Entry
 
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Special Populations / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / School-Based Settings
Report   |   July 1994
The Complex Syntax Skills of Poor, Urban, African-American Preschoolers at School Entry
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1994, Vol. 25, 181-190. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2503.181
History: Received June 2, 1993 , Accepted January 4, 1994
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1994, Vol. 25, 181-190. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2503.181
History: Received June 2, 1993; Accepted January 4, 1994

The present study examines complex syntax production by a sample of 45 preschool-age African-American boys and girls (chronological age [CA] 4:0 to 5:6, years:months) from urban, low-income homes. The results provide quantitative descriptions of amounts of complex syntax and suggest a potential positive relationship between amounts of complex syntax and amounts of nonstandard English form usage in the children's connected speech. Clinical applications are discussed.

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