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The acquisition of tense and aspect allows communication of how events occur in time. We examined the naturalistic use of tense-aspect pairings in children with hearing loss (CHL), children with normal hearing (CNH), and each group’s parents in a dyadic play interaction. Children and adults followed prototypical combinations of tense-aspect, but children did so more frequently. Compared to CNH, CHL produced more atelic than telic verb forms. This immature tense-aspect verb morphology is consistent with combinations observed in younger children.
Kristina Bowdrie, B.A.– Au.D./Ph.D. Student, The Ohio State University
Andrew Blank– Ph.D. Student, The Ohio State University
Rachael Frush Holt– Associate Professor, Ohio State University
Laura Wagner– Associate Professor, Ohio State University
Amanda Heath– Associate Professor, Ohio State University