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TitleDevelopment of cohesive measures in Cantonese preschoolers' narratives
 
AuthorsFok, Ka-ki
霍家琪
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
AbstractAim: This study aimed to examine the clinical usefulness of four cohesive measures in describing Cantonese-speaking preschool children’s narrative ability. Method: A total of 90 typically-developing Cantonese–speaking children aged from 3;00 to 6;00 were recruited. Fictional narratives were elicited through story retelling. The measures under investigation included (1) mean length of utterance (MLU), (2) connectives, (3) modifiers and (4) referencing. Results: All the four measures demonstrated satisfactory to good scoring reliability with MLU showing the lowest agreement. Each measure demonstrated statistically significant growth across age groups but with different rate of development. The measure of referencing was found to be the most developmentally sensitive and followed by modifiers. Conclusions: The feasibilities of using each measure to describe preschool children’s language in clinical practice were discussed. This study may pave the way to the development of a largerscale standardized assessment tools in the future.
 
Description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-30).
Thesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
SubjectNarration (Rhetoric)
Preschool children -- China -- Hong Kong -- Language.
 
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
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dc.contributor.authorFok, Ka-ki
 
dc.contributor.author霍家琪
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:01Z
 
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:01Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractAim: This study aimed to examine the clinical usefulness of four cohesive measures in describing Cantonese-speaking preschool children’s narrative ability. Method: A total of 90 typically-developing Cantonese–speaking children aged from 3;00 to 6;00 were recruited. Fictional narratives were elicited through story retelling. The measures under investigation included (1) mean length of utterance (MLU), (2) connectives, (3) modifiers and (4) referencing. Results: All the four measures demonstrated satisfactory to good scoring reliability with MLU showing the lowest agreement. Each measure demonstrated statistically significant growth across age groups but with different rate of development. The measure of referencing was found to be the most developmentally sensitive and followed by modifiers. Conclusions: The feasibilities of using each measure to describe preschool children’s language in clinical practice were discussed. This study may pave the way to the development of a largerscale standardized assessment tools in the future.
 
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version
 
dc.description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
 
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 27-30).
 
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.description.thesislevelBachelor's
 
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.identifier.hkulb4813024
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173703
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.
 
dc.subject.lcshNarration (Rhetoric)
 
dc.subject.lcshPreschool children -- China -- Hong Kong -- Language.
 
dc.titleDevelopment of cohesive measures in Cantonese preschoolers' narratives
 
dc.typeUG_Thesis
 
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