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Argumentstruktur hos barn med spesifikke språkvansker

Jan de Jong fra Universitetet i Bergen og Universitetet i Amsterdam kommer på besøk for å presentere sin forskning på barn med spesifikke språkvansker. 

Foredraget dreier seg om problemer med verbs argumentstruktur hos barn med spesifikke språkvansker. Foredraget vil holdes på engelsk, og er åpent for alle. Under følger sammendraget for foredraget.

Argument structure and SLI

An important part of my thesis on symptoms of SLI in Dutch (de Jong, 1999, see also de Jong & Fletcher, 2014) concerned the argument structure of lexical verbs. Children with SLI have well-known problems with grammatical morphology, but, it was found, also with verb argument structure.  In my lecture I will illustrate the nature of these problems, also using data from my earlier research (in collaboration with researchers from the University of Reading, UK). Research into argument structure, meanwhile, is still limited. I will review the current evidence and ask why there isn’t more.

The problems, however, have consequences elsewhere. Since the verb and its arguments are important ingredients of the sentence, problems with argument structure lead to incomplete (or less complex) sentences and a lack of versatility in the construction of sentences – causing a kind of ‘collateral damage’ (Rice, 1991). Recent research by Ebbels (2005; 2007) shows that it works both ways: training argument structure supports the communicative skills of children with SLI.

Publisert 17. jan. 2017 10:09 - Sist endret 5. juni 2019 21:57