An examination of the associations among multiple memory systems, past tense, and vocabulary in typically developing 5 year old children

Lum, Jarrad A. G. and Kidd, Evan 2012, An examination of the associations among multiple memory systems, past tense, and vocabulary in typically developing 5 year old children, Journal of speech, language, and hearing research, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 989-1006.

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Title An examination of the associations among multiple memory systems, past tense, and vocabulary in typically developing 5 year old children
Author(s) Lum, Jarrad A. G.
Kidd, Evan
Journal name Journal of speech, language, and hearing research
Volume number 55
Issue number 4
Start page 989
End page 1006
Total pages 19
Publisher American Speech - Language - Hearing Association
Place of publication Rockville, Md.
Publication date 2012-08
ISSN 1092-4388
1558-9102
Summary Purpose: Considerable research has investigated the role of verbal working memory in language development in children with and without language problems. Much less is currently known about the relationship between language and the declarative and procedural memory systems. This study examined whether these 2 memory systems were related to typically developing children's past tense and lexical knowledge.

Method: Fifty-eight typically developing children approximately 5 years of age completed a battery of linguistic and nonlinguistic tasks, including tests of vocabulary, past tense production, and procedural and declarative memory.

Results: The results showed that declarative and procedural memory were not correlated with either regular or irregular past tense use. A significant correlation was observed between declarative memory and vocabulary.

Conclusions:
The results of the study were not consistent with the view that the declarative and procedural memory systems support children's use of the regular and irregular past tense. However, evidence was found suggesting that declarative memory supports vocabulary in this age group.
Language eng
Field of Research 170204 Linguistic Processes (incl Speech Production and Comprehension)
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049025

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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