Analysis of Verbal Fluency Output on Semantic Categories of 'Food' and 'Vehicle' in Typically Developing Malayalam Speaking Children

John Sunila, Bellur Rajashekhar, Vasudeva Guddattu

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In the wake of limited knowledge on verbal fluency performance in typically developing children, the present study aims at investigating the semantic fluency performance of Malayalam speaking children across age, gender and tasks. Using a cross-sectional study design, semantic fluency performance (on food and vehicle fluency tasks) was investigated in 1015 Malayalam speaking typically developing children aged 5 to 15 years. The findings revealed the positive influence of age and task with no substantial difference between gender groups, with good inter-rater and intra-rater reliability. The study outcomes depicted a distinct pattern of continuous and linear developmental trend in organizational strategies, with no specific age band showing any dramatic increase in performance. Semantic fluency as a task has great potential within the developmental context for understanding the highly language, culture, and task based word retrieval mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-353
Number of pages26
JournalPsychology of Language and Communication
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2018

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Semantics
speaking
semantics
food
Food
performance
Language
Cross-Sectional Studies
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
cross-sectional study
gender-specific factors
Malayalam
Fluency
Semantic Category
Verbal Fluency
gender
trend
language
Group
Raters

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language

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