Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Nola T. Radford
Dr. Mary Anne Nericcio
Dr. Olga Ramirez
This investigation was an examination of four Hispanic children's responses to a videotaped language sampling procedure, and was designed to determine bilingual (English/Spanish) and monolingual (English) children's expressive language development. Participants consisted of four normally developing Hispanic monolingual and bilingual males from the Rio Grande Valley between the ages of 8–6 and 9–2 years. Language samples were evoked using a videotape appropriate for children entitled Frankenweenie © . Following viewing of the videotape, children participated in a controlled conversation to explain what they had seen and to complete a twenty-one-item survey to measure their attitude toward the videotape. Total word count, total morphemes, type token ratio, T-units, fluency, narrative structure, and sentence complexity were measures used for analysis.
University of Texas-Pan American