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Phonological Mean Length of Utterance (Pmlu) in Kannada-Speaking Children

*, Radish Kumar Balasubramanium and Bhat, Jayashree. S. (2009) Phonological Mean Length of Utterance (Pmlu) in Kannada-Speaking Children. Language in India, 9. pp. 489-502. ISSN 1930-2940

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Abstract

Phonological mean length of utterance (PMLU) is a whole word measure for measuring phonological proficiency. It measures the length of a child’s word and the number of correct consonants. The present study investigated the phonological length of utterance in native Kannada speaking children of 3 to 7 years age. A total of 400 subjects in the age range of 3-7 years participated in the study. Spontaneous speech samples were elicited from each child and analyzed for PMLU as per the rules suggested by Ingram. Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal Wallis test were employed to compare the differences between the means of PMLU scores across the gender and the age respectively. The result revealed increase in PMLU score as the age increased suggesting a developmental trend in PMLU acquisition. No statistically significant differences were observed between the means of PMLU scores across the gender.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2013 11:27
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2013 11:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137483

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