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Title: Language use among Singaporean preschool children
Authors: Lim, Audrey Swee Eng
Keywords: Pre-schoolers' expressive language
Pre-schoolers' receptive language
Language measures
Issue Date: 1994
Citation: Singapore Journal of Education, 14(2), 11-25
Abstract: This paper highlights the findings pertaining to the receptive and expressive language competencies of young children. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the relative sensitivity of five different language measures as a means for assessing pre-schoolers' oral language proficiency. The results show few significant differences in language scores as a function of age, sex or SES. There was a complex pattern of intercorrelations among the language measures used. Results of a home environment questionnaire administered to parents revealed homogeneity in home environments for stimulating child learning and cognitive development across socioeconomic groups. The findings are discussed in relation to the utility of these measures in assessing pre-schoolers' linguistic competencies.
ISSN: 0129-4776
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles - Singapore Journal of Education

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