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In the introduction of Plural Acquisition in Children with SpecificLanguage Impairment the article provides a brief summary on aresearch study on children and the use of plurals The findings of thatresearch were able to provide three possible explanations within amodel of linguistic normalcy for children with specific languagedisorders and their difficulty in being able to correctly produce pluralwords 411 It provides a clear segue way for the topic of childrenwith SLI and their misuse of plurals Although the researchers providedan interesting study it is unnecessary The article never mentions thisstudy and refers little to the three explanations The purpose of thisstudy was to examine children with specific language impairment or SLIand their use of pluralsThe problem with the article is that no questions are posed Thearticle states the purpose of the study by providing a now well knownfact which is children with SLI have difficulty of being able toproduce normal speech in all aspects of morphology The researchersprovide an unresolved debate on children with SLI speech that is iftheir speech is delayed or if it is a deviant language mechanism Theresearchers use this debate to describe various models of what isconsidered normal acquisition of speech The importance of these modelsis described and provides different hypotheses for childrens misuse ofplurals The researchers not only address these hypotheses but theyalso establish predictions as well Had these models not been describedtheir research would have lacked any purpose in the study Theintroduction is well organized however it is not as clearly writtenAlthough the overview of these models allow the researchers to makepredictions it would have been useful for the researchers to posequestions of their own The purpose of their research would have beenmade clearer as well as their detailed descriptions of the models usedas framework It helps the researchers themselves provide pros andconsequences of the models The article provides a well-detailed description of the subjects usedfor the study There were fifty-five children included into the studyand were
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