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Title: Insights from real-time comprehension of Spanish verbal tense in children with developmental language disorder: An eye-tracking study
Author: Christou, Spyros  
Andreu, Llorenç  
Coloma, Carmen Julia  
Guerra, Ernesto  
Araya, Claudia  
Rodríguez-Ferreiro, Javier  
Sanz-Torrent, Mònica  
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
Universidad de Chile
Keywords: developmental language disorder
language comprehension
tense morphology
eye movements
psycholinguistics
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2022
Publisher: Applied Psycholinguistics
Citation: Christou, S., Andreu Barrachina, L., Coloma, C.J., Guerra, E., Araya, C., Rodríguez-Ferreiro, J. & Sanz-Torrent, M. (2022). Insights from real-time comprehension of Spanish verbal tense in children with developmental language disorder: An eye-tracking study. Applied Psycholinguistics, null(null), 1-22. doi: 10.1017/S0142716422000042
Published in: 43;3
Project identifier: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/PIA/CONICYT
Also see: https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S0142716422000042
Abstract: The comprehension of Spanish verbal future and past tense of children with developmental language disorder (DLD) was evaluated in an eye-tracking experiment with 96 Spanish- and Catalan-speaking participants distributed in 4 groups: 24 children with DLD (M.age 7.8 years), 24 children with the same chronological age (M.age 7.8), 24 children with the same linguistic level (M.age 6.8 years), and 24 adults (Mage 22.5 years). Empirical data revealed that children with DLD can comprehend verbal tense, at least in the present experimental conditions. Based on the empirical results and despite some minor differences between the DLD group and the chronological control group, we suggest that tense morphology comprehension in DLD might be more typical than what is generally considered. Additionally, we propose that verbal comprehension difficulties in children with DLD might be less related to the lack of understanding of specific morphological markers, and more to an accumulation of difficulty which leads to a linguistic processing slowdown.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/146807
ISSN: 0142-7164MIAR
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