Home > Events > Jan Edwards: Phonological development and vocabulary growth: What are the relationships?
S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 

Jan Edwards: Phonological development and vocabulary growth: What are the relationships?

Time: 
Monday, February 09, 2015 - 11:00 AM
Location: 
1124 Lefrak (Geography Large Seminar Room)

Abstract: A number of researchers have proposed that children gradually acquire abstract phonological categories such as phonemes as vocabulary size increases. This claim is of particular interest because phonemic awareness and vocabulary size are the two best predictors of literacy success. The talk will report on the very preliminary results of a longitudinal study of the relationship between vocabulary growth and phonological acquisition (including measures of speech production knowledge, speech perception knowledge, and higher-level phonological knowledge) in a diverse group of preschool-age children, including late talkers, children from families with low maternal education levels, and children with cochlear implants. [Research supported by NIDCD grant 02932 to Jan Edwards, Mary E. Beckman, and Benjamin Munson]

Jan Edwards is a professor of Communication Science & Disorders at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.