English-speaking adults tend to describe motion events using a manner verb tightly coupled with a path satellite (e.g., ‘walk up,’ ‘run across,’ ‘crawl toward’). In typical development (TD), English-speaking children move from expressing only one type of motion in an utterance to the more complex conflated pattern. In the present study, we examine whether English-speaking children with language impairments (LI) show similar developmental trajectories in the production of motion expressions and whether these trajectories lag behind age-matched peers.
Psychology Social and Behavioral Sciences Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics Cognitive Psychology Child Psychology Typological Linguistics and Linguistic Diversity Developmental Psychology Linguistics First and Second Language Acquisition
Developmental Language Disorder Motion Specific Language Impairment