Author: Munnazzah Akhtar
Supervisor: Hina Javed Rana, Sharmin Aslam Tarar, Farah Malik PhD
University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The current study was aimed to assess the age and gender
differences in mean length of utterances morphemes and words to
investigate the validity of Mean Length of Utterance words. A
sample of 48 typically developing children was selected from
schools of middle socio-economic areas. Children of age 6.1 to
7.12 years were included, after screening. Language samples were
elicited by General Conversational Technique. The results
showed that there were significant differences between age and
MLU, MLUm, MLUw. However, no significance difference was
found between the MLUw and MLUm on the basis of gender.
Keywords: Mean Length of Utterance, Typically Developing Children.
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