Language Acquisition Disorders in Down Syndrome Children

7 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2019

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Yustika Sari

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia - Indonesia University of Education

Afi Fadlilah

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia - Indonesia University of Education - Department of Indonesian Language and Literature Education

M. Hum

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia - Indonesia University of Education

Date Written: December 25, 2018

Abstract

Everyone has and uses language. Language is an important part of the tool of human beings in the form of a sound symbol system to communicate, so that people can work together and communicate, language is also used as an agreement. In language acquisition there is a process that children use to adjust a series of hypotheses. a child will follow adult language for the first time as the primary key. Psycholinguistic science discusses the interrelationship of language disorders in children with mental retardation, namely how language is acquired by children with mental retardation. Not all humans in this world are normal and experience the same thing in language acquisition. This research will focus on the acquisition of language in Down Syndrome children in the form of utterances or oral utterances spoken by Down Syndrome children. This study aims to describe the language being spoken and to find out how Down Syndrome children acquire language. The method in this study uses qualitative descriptive linguistic methods. The application of theory in this study is using MLU (Mean Length Uttarance) proposed by Roger Brown.

Keywords: language, Down Syndrome, psycholinguistics

Suggested Citation

Sari, Yustika and Fadlilah, Afi and Hum, M., Language Acquisition Disorders in Down Syndrome Children (December 25, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306302 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3306302

Yustika Sari (Contact Author)

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia - Indonesia University of Education ( email )

Jl. Dr. Setiabui No.229
Bandung, West Java 40154
Indonesia

Afi Fadlilah

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia - Indonesia University of Education - Department of Indonesian Language and Literature Education ( email )

Bandung, West Java
Indonesia

M. Hum

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia - Indonesia University of Education

Jl. Dr. Setiabui No.229
Bandung, West Java 40154
Indonesia

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