- Δημιουργηθηκε στις Παρασκευή, 02 Αυγούστου 2013 11:46
Child language development is one of the most crucial fields of human communication sciences. Despite the big amount of tests currently used from professionals around the world the Greek language is one of the least researched languages specifics in the field of human communication. The “Test of Receptive and Expressive Language Abilities” (TRELA) (Vogindroukas, Grigoriadou 2009) is one of the attempts of creating a test for evaluating the language and communication difficulties. Aim of this study is to determine how developed is the language in terms of personal pronouns (subjective and objective forms) and possessive pronouns as well as in pragmatic abilities in the preschool age. Our findings indicate that children score better in subjective cases of personal pronouns than in objective forms. Regarding pragmatic abilities children present difficulties in specific social situations.
- Δημιουργηθηκε στις Παρασκευή, 02 Αυγούστου 2013 11:21
Narration, or storytelling, is defined as orally presenting causally related events or an experience in temporal order (Hughes, McGillivray, &Schmidek, 1997; Peterson, 1990). Narrative discourse plays a critical role in the development of discourse and literacy, and forms the bases of many social interactions (McCabe, 1996). Narrative skills begin to develop in the preschool years and continue to be refined throughout childhood and school-age. The purpose of this study is to present and discuss the unique data, in Greek language, of children’s narrative abilities through a five picture event sequencing story. Results of the study indicate that Greek preschoolers scored very well in story sequence as well as in narrative abilities. In both variables more than half of the participants scored substantially well in all key factors of the assessment.