Effects Of Length, Complexity, And Grammatical Correctness On Stuttering In Spanish-Speaking Preschool Children

dc.contributor.utaustinauthorByrd, Courtney T.en
dc.creatorWatson, Jennifer B.en
dc.creatorByrd, Courtney T.en
dc.creatorCarlo, Edna J.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-09T15:51:38Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-09T15:51:38Zen
dc.date.issued2011-08en
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To explore the effects of utterance length, syntactic complexity, and grammatical correctness on stuttering in the spontaneous speech of young, monolingual Spanish-speaking children. Method: Spontaneous speech samples of 11 monolingual Spanish-speaking children who stuttered, ages 35 to 70 months, were examined. Mean number of syllables, total number of clauses, utterance complexity (i.e., containing no clauses, simple clauses, or subordinate and/or conjoined clauses), and grammatical correctness (i.e., the presence or absence of morphological and syntactical errors) in stuttered and fluent utterances were compared. Results: Findings revealed that stuttered utterances in Spanish tended to be longer and more often grammatically incorrect, and contain more clauses, including more subordinate and/or conjoined clauses. However, when controlling for the interrelatedness of syllable number and clause number and complexity, only utterance length and grammatical incorrectness were significant predictors of stuttering in the spontaneous speech of these Spanish-speaking children. Use of complex utterances did not appear to contribute to the prediction of stuttering when controlling for utterance length. Conclusions: Results from the present study were consistent with many earlier reports of English-speaking children. Both length and grammatical factors appear to affect stuttering in Spanish-speaking children. Grammatical errors, however, served as the greatest predictor of stuttering.en
dc.description.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
dc.description.sponsorshipen
dc.identifier.citationJennifer B. Watson, Courtney T. Byrd, Edna J. Carlo. Effects Of Length, Complexity, And Grammatical Correctness On Stuttering In Spanish-Speaking Preschool Children. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, August 2011, Vol. 20, 209-220. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2011/10-0019)en
dc.identifier.doi10.1044/1058-0360(2011/10-0019)en
dc.identifier.issn1058-0360en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/31236en
dc.identifier.urlen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.relation.ispartofserialAmerican Journal of Speech-Language Pathologyen
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dc.subjectspanishen
dc.subjectstutteringen
dc.subjectutterance lengthen
dc.subjectsyntactic complexityen
dc.subjectgrammaticalen
dc.subjectcorrectnessen
dc.subjectconversational utterancesen
dc.subjectsyntactic complexityen
dc.subjectfunction wordsen
dc.subjectlanguage impairmenten
dc.subjectphonetic complexityen
dc.subjectbilingual speakersen
dc.subjectnormallyen
dc.subjectfluenten
dc.subjectdisfluency dataen
dc.subjectyoung-childrenen
dc.subjectspeechen
dc.subjectaudiology & speech-language pathologyen
dc.subjectlinguisticsen
dc.subjectrehabilitationen
dc.titleEffects Of Length, Complexity, And Grammatical Correctness On Stuttering In Spanish-Speaking Preschool Childrenen
dc.typeArticleen

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