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Assessing children's understanding of complex syntax: a comparison of two methods

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We examined the effect of two methods of assessment—multiple‐choice sentence–picture matching and an animated sentence‐verification task—on typically developing children's understanding of relative clauses. A sample of children between the ages of 3 years 6 months and 4 years 11 months took part in the study (N = 103). Results indicated that (a) participants performed better on the sentence‐verification than on the multiple‐choice task independently of age, (b) each testing method revealed a ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/lang.12332

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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0000-0001-9940-6913
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Language Learning Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
2
Pages:
255-291
Publication date:
2019-01-30
Acceptance date:
2018-09-29
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EISSN:
1467-9922
ISSN:
0023-8333
Pubs id:
pubs:971276
URN:
uri:cdc0803e-3dae-4454-9fe9-d01c34eeeadb
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uuid:cdc0803e-3dae-4454-9fe9-d01c34eeeadb
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pubs:971276

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