A1 Journal article (refereed)
Lexical and grammatical development in children at family risk of dyslexia from early childhood to school entry : a cross-lagged analysis (2019)


Caglar-Ryeng, Ø., Eklund, K., & Nergård-Nilssen, T. (2019). Lexical and grammatical development in children at family risk of dyslexia from early childhood to school entry : a cross-lagged analysis. Journal of Child Language, 46(6), 1102-1126. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305000919000333


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All authors or editorsCaglar-Ryeng, Ømur; Eklund, Kenneth; Nergård-Nilssen, Trude

Journal or seriesJournal of Child Language

ISSN0305-0009

eISSN1469-7602

Publication year2019

Volume46

Issue number6

Pages range1102-1126

PublisherCambridge University Press

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0305000919000333

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65861


Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine (a) the development of vocabulary and grammar in children with family-risk (FR) of dyslexia and their peers with no such risk (NoFR) between ages 1;6 and 6;0, and (b) whether FR-status exerted an effect on the direction of temporal relationships between these two constructs. Groups were assessed at seven time-points using standardised tests and parental reports. Results indicated that although FR and NoFR children had a similar development in the earlier years, the FR group appeared to perform significantly more poorly on vocabulary at the end of the preschool period. Results showed no significant effect of FR status on the cross-lagged relations between lexical and grammatical skills, suggesting a similar developmental pattern of cross-domain relations in both groups. However, FR status seemed to have a significantly negative association with vocabulary and grammar scores at age 6;0, resulting in language outcomes in favour of NoFR children.


Keywordslanguage developmentgrammarvocabulary (knowledge)reading disordersdyslexia

Free keywordsdyslexia; grammar; lexical bootstrapping; syntactic bootstrapping; vocabulary


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Reporting Year2019

JUFO rating3


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