Third-person direct object (DO) clitic pronoun production is examined through an elicited production method in pre-school– and primary school–aged groups of Italian children with specific language impairment (SLI) to establish whether there is an improvement from age 5 years to age 7 years and whether there are qualitative differences in the two groups’ responses. It was found that 5- and 7-year-old Italian children with SLI produce fewer third-person DO clitics than same-age peers. The kind of responses they provide changes: at 5 years, children with SLI tend to omit clitics, while at 7 years, they use a full noun. Production of third-person DO clitics is a persistent challenge for children with SLI and is confirmed to be a good clinical marker both at 5 and 7 years of age.

Guasti, M., Palma, S., Genovese, E., Stagi, P., Saladini, G., & Arosio, F. (2016). The production of direct object clitics in pre-school– and primary school–aged children with specific language impairments. CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 30(9), 663-678 [10.3109/02699206.2016.1173100].

The production of direct object clitics in pre-school– and primary school–aged children with specific language impairments

GUASTI, MARIA TERESA
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AROSIO, FABRIZIO
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2016

Abstract

Third-person direct object (DO) clitic pronoun production is examined through an elicited production method in pre-school– and primary school–aged groups of Italian children with specific language impairment (SLI) to establish whether there is an improvement from age 5 years to age 7 years and whether there are qualitative differences in the two groups’ responses. It was found that 5- and 7-year-old Italian children with SLI produce fewer third-person DO clitics than same-age peers. The kind of responses they provide changes: at 5 years, children with SLI tend to omit clitics, while at 7 years, they use a full noun. Production of third-person DO clitics is a persistent challenge for children with SLI and is confirmed to be a good clinical marker both at 5 and 7 years of age.
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Clinical marker; clitic pronouns; Italian; specific language impairment;
Clinical marker; Italian; clitic pronouns; specific language impairment
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Guasti, M., Palma, S., Genovese, E., Stagi, P., Saladini, G., & Arosio, F. (2016). The production of direct object clitics in pre-school– and primary school–aged children with specific language impairments. CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 30(9), 663-678 [10.3109/02699206.2016.1173100].
Guasti, M; Palma, S; Genovese, E; Stagi, P; Saladini, G; Arosio, F
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