Spanish Nonword Repetition: Stimuli Development and Preliminary Results

Kerry D Ebert, Kelly Nett Cordero, Kathryn Kohnert, Jocelyne Kalanek

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Purpose: The current study presents preliminary nonword repetition data from Spanish-speaking preschool children using a new set of stimuli. Method: Twenty nonwords were constructed to be phonotactically possible in Spanish and to conform to published guidelines for nonword repetition stimuli. Fourteen Spanish-speaking typically developing preschool children repeated the nonwords. Results: Both age and word length affected repetition accuracy, and there was an age-by-length interaction. Younger children were less accurate overall and showed steeper decreases in accuracy as length increased. Conclusions: The results provide promising evidence that the stimuli may be developed into a Spanish nonword repetition task for both research and clinical purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalCommunication Disorders Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2008


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