Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

119

Date

2010

Date of Award

7-28-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Speech Language Pathology

Committee Chair

David Kimbrough Oller

Committee Member

Linda Jarmulowicz

Committee Member

Eugene Buder

Abstract

Monolingual English and bilingual Spanish-English kindergarteners participated in rapid automatized naming (RAN) tasks with results quantified in terms of weighted phonological accuracy and accentedness. Fifty-six typically developing monolingual English children and 41 typically developing bilingual children were included in this study. Single-word speech samples were obtained to examine (a) total articulation time, (b) phonological accuracy, and (c) phonological transfer between L1 and L2. Findings indicated that similar phonological accuracy occurred in monolinguals and bilinguals in English, phonological transfer occurred between L1 and L2 in English and Spanish for bilinguals (resulting in accentedness in both languages), faster RAN was associated with higher phonological accuracy, and a significant difference occurred for phonological accuracy between object and color subtests. These findings indicate the need for longitudinal examination of monolingual and bilingual phonological development in RAN tasks.

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Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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