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Title: Comprehension and production of French object clitics by child second language learners and children with specific language impairment
Author: Theres Grüter
Institution: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition
Abstract: The objective of this research was to compare child second language (L2) learners and children with specific language impairment (SLI) on both production and comprehension in order to investigate whether the similarity of their error profiles observed in spontaneous production extends to comprehension. Results are presented from an elicited production and a sentence–picture matching task targeting accusative object clitics in French. As groups, both L2 learners and children with SLI show a low rate of clitic suppliance in production, yet perform well on the comprehension task. No statistically significant differences are found between the two groups on either task. Analyses of individual results, however, reveal diversity within both groups. Although there seems to be a correlation between performance in production and comprehension in the L2 group, this is not the case in the SLI group.

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This article appears in Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 26, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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