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'Recast' in a new light: insights for practice from typical language studies

Saxton, Matthew (2005) 'Recast' in a new light: insights for practice from typical language studies. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 21 (1). pp. 23-38.

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Abstract

This article reviews the nature and function of RECASTS, a well-documented way of responding to young children. Recasts have featured in intervention programmes for children with language delay (LD), but with mixed success. The aim of the current review is to provide a theoretically-motivated account of just those recasts that are likely to benefit LD children. To this end, the Contrast theory of corrective input is invoked, where the focus is on adult models that are directly contingent on child errors (Saxton, 1997). Both theoretical and empirical evidence suggests that this kind of input can facilitate the acquisition of adult-like grammatical competence

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Additional Information: Copyright © 2005 by SAGE Publications
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Psychology and Human Development
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2010 16:46
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:25
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