Word Retrieval Ability on Semantic Fluency Task in Typically Developing Malayalam-Speaking Children
TalkTogether contributing author: Dr Sunila John
Full Citation: John, S., & Rajashekhar, B. (2014). Word retrieval ability on semantic fluency task in typically developing Malayalam-speaking children, Child Neuropsychology, 20(2), 182-195,
Summary: Word-retrieval abilities in children can be assessed using word generation or verbal fluency tasks. The ability to retrieve a word is related to the individual’s ability to retrieve associated words from the mental lexicon (a kind of mental dictionary) in an organized manner. This study focused on these development aspects in 1,015 Malayalam-speaking children between the ages of 5 and 15 across both genders. It established that there was no significant variation in development of word retrieval abilities between genders, with linear development indicated across the age span.
Read the full article here: https://doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2012.760538