Date of Degree
Richard G. Schwartz
Valerie L. Shafer
Communication Sciences and Disorders
SLI, sentence comprehension, relative clause, Japanese, working memory
Comprehension of sentences with relative clauses was examined in Japanese-speaking children with SLI and children with TLD. The children with SLI showed comparable comprehension with the TLD peers, when the language and memory tests’ scores were controlled. The children with TLD consistently had difficulties in OR sentences than SR sentences, in spite of that Japanese relative clauses are different from English ones. The children with SLI showed the opposite pattern. Working memory rather than language knowledge predicted better the comprehension performance for all the children.
Sasaki, Miho, "Relative Clause Sentence Comprehension by Japanese-Speaking Children with Specific Language Impairment and Children with Typical Language Development" (2016). CUNY Academic Works.