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dc.contributor.advisorBedore, Lisa M.en
dc.creatorEagleson, Rebeccaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-29T18:31:57Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-29T18:32:03Zen
dc.date.available2010-10-29T18:31:57Zen
dc.date.available2010-10-29T18:32:03Zen
dc.date.issued2010-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-1303en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractResults from traditional assessment measures used with Spanish-English bilingual children may not be representative of this population’s morphosyntactic abilities due to their dynamic proficiencies. Short-term learning tasks such as structural priming may provide more comprehensive information on bilingual children’s morphosyntactic abilities. The purpose of this thesis was to analyze items from the experimental version of the Bilingual English Spanish Assessment-Middle Extension (BESA-ME) in order to select appropriate item types to be used on a structural priming task. The Experimental BESA-ME was administered to 137 children with typical development and 37 children with language impairment between the ages of 7;0 to 9;11. Results revealed that appropriate items for a structural priming task were third-person singular, past tense, and possessives in English, and conditionals, subjunctives, and direct object clitics in Spanish. Depending on the purpose of the structural priming tasks, additional items also showed potential for use.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectbilingualen
dc.subjectstructural primingen
dc.subjectmorphosyntaxen
dc.subjectitem difficultyen
dc.titleItem Selection for a Structural Priming Task to be used with Spanish-English Bilingual Children with and without Language Impairmenten
dc.date.updated2010-10-29T18:32:03Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPena, Elizabeth D.en
dc.description.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disorders
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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