The relation between language learning aptitude and dynamic assessment

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Health
Department Communication Sciences & Disorders
Author Moon, Kristi Ann
Title The relation between language learning aptitude and dynamic assessment
Date 2014-12
Description The study investigated the relation between dynamic assessment, specifically a morpheme induction task (MIT), and parent ratings of children's language learning aptitude. Dynamic assessment may be an effective tool for testing bilingual children and a positive relationship with parent ratings would help confirm this finding. Secondly, the study aimed to investigate which factors affected performance on the MIT (age, language exposure, vocabulary level, and short-term memory). Twenty-six 5-6-year-old Spanish-English bilingual children and their parents participated. Results found no significant relationship between the MIT and parent ratings of children's language learning aptitude. MIT performance was related to age, language exposure, and short-term memory. Supplemental scoring schemes for the MIT showed different relations among variables. Different error types on the MIT were related to short-term memory, age, and language exposure at various levels. This dynamic assessment was affected by variables besides language abilities.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Bilingual; Dynamic assement; Language exposure; Morpheme induction; Nonword repetition; Short term memory
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Kristi Ann Moon 2014
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 697,305 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3294
ARK ark:/87278/s6420583
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2015-02-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 196859
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6420583
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