J. de Jong
- Morphosyntactic correctness of written language production in adults with moderate to severe congenital hearing loss
- Journal of Communication Disorder
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
To examine whether moderate to severe congenital hearing loss (MSCHL) leads to persistent morphosyntactic problems in the written language production of adults, as it does in their spoken language production.
Samples of written language in Dutch were analysed for morphosyntactic correctness and syntactic complexity.
20 adults with MSCHL and 10 adults with normal hearing (NH).
Adults with MSCHL did not differ from adults with NH in the morphosyntactic correctness and syntactic complexity of their written utterances. Within the MSCHL group, the number of morphosyntactic errors in writing was related to the degree of hearing loss in childhood.
At the group level, MSCHL does not affect the morphosyntactic correctness of language produced in the written modality, in contrast to earlier observed effects on spoken language production. However, at the individual level, our data suggest that adults who acquired their language with more severe auditory limitations are more at risk of persistent problems with morphosyntax in written language production than adults with a lower degree of hearing loss in childhood.
CHL, Congenital Hearing Loss; MLU, Mean Length of Utterance; MSCHL, Moderate to Severe Congenital Hearing Loss; NH, Normal Hearing; PTA, Pure Tone Average
Congenital hearing loss; adult; language; morphosyntax; writing
- go to publisher's site
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.