Analysis of verbal fluency output on semantic Categories of ‘food’ and ‘vehicle’ in typically Developing malayalam speaking children

Guddattu, Vasudeva and Rajashekar, B and John, Sunila (2018) Analysis of verbal fluency output on semantic Categories of ‘food’ and ‘vehicle’ in typically Developing malayalam speaking children. Psychology of Language and Communication, 22 (1). pp. 328-353.

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Abstract

In the wake of limited knowledge on verbal fluency performance in typically developing children, the present study aims at investigating the semantic fluency performance of Malayalam speaking children across age, gender and tasks. Using a cross-sectional study design, semantic fluency performance (on food and vehicle fluency tasks) was investigated in 1015 Malayalam speaking typically developing children aged 5 to 15 years. The findings revealed the positive influence of age and task with no substantial difference between gender groups, with good inter-rater and intra-rater reliability. The study outcomes depicted a distinct pattern of continuous and linear developmental trend in organizational strategies, with no specific age band showing any dramatic increase in performance. Semantic fluency as a task has great potential within the developmental context for understanding the highly language, culture, and task based word retrieval mechanism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semantic fluency; Typically developing children; Malayalam language; Vehicle fluency; Food fluency
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Speech and Hearing
Departments at MU > Statistics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:04
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 11:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152276

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