How to Measure the Complexity of French-Speaking School-Aged Children’s Language
What is it about?
We found that two tools were particularly helpful to measure the language of French-speaking school-aged children. First, one could ask a child to tell a story and then count the mean number of words per sentence the child produced. Second, one could ask a child to define words and then count the proportion of embedded verbs the child produced.
Why is it important?
Practitioners and researchers who wish to measure the language of French-speaking school-aged children are often left wondering which tools to use. Our findings can guide them in their measurement decisions.
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