Assessment of Phonology in Preschool African American Vernacular English Speakers Using an Alternate Response Mode
American Journal of Speech Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The purpose of this study was to determine whether an adapted stimulus elicitation format would reduce the amount of final consonant absence in African American Vernacular English (AAVE) speakers and to determine the extent to which the adapted and standard response formats would differ in their predictions of membership in a delayed and a typical group. Findings revealed that the alternate response mode resulted in statistically significant decreases in the use of final consonant absence and that it was less likely than the standard response mode to penalize the AAVE speaker to a degree that was clinically significant.
Laing, S. (2003). Assessment of phonology in preschool African American Vernacular English speakers using an alternate response mode. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 12, 273-281.