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Recognition of lexically controlled words and sentences by children with normal hearing and children with cochlear implants.

Authors
  • Eisenberg, Laurie S
  • Martinez, Amy Schaefer
  • Holowecky, Suzanne R
  • Pogorelsky, Stephanie
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ear and Hearing
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2002
Volume
23
Issue
5
Pages
450–462
Identifiers
PMID: 12411778
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sensitivity to the combined lexical properties of word frequency and neighborhood density was evident both for words and sentences. Lexically easy stimuli were recognized with greater accuracy than lexically hard stimuli across groups, affirming the robustness of this effect and verifying that words were being organized in relation to the frequency and acoustic-phonetic properties of other words. Syntactic context facilitated word recognition for the children with normal hearing and the high-performing implant group. The three low-performing children with cochlear implants recognized words more accurately than sentences, reflecting limitations in linguistic and cognitive capacity.

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