Longitudinal study of certain language abilities among children aged 4-10

SND-ID: SND 0566

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Barbro Eneskär

Description

The aim of the project was to supplement Swedish child language research by studying several aspects in a fairly large number of children of the same age over a period of some years, i.e. to make a longitudinal investigation of the language of children. During the project, data were collected on articulation, vocabulary and sentence structure in about 250 Swedish children at the ages 4, 6, 8 and 10, and on the reading and writing performances of those children from the end of the first year of school and the start of the fourth. In addition, some background data were obtained from the children's parents. These data concern the children's physical, mental and emotional development, socio-economic circumstances, verbal stimulation and intellectual performance. The main aims of the project can be summed up in the following three points:

1. Description of language abilities in children at different ages, and thus of their language development.

2. Studies of interrelations between various language abilities and of the question of which language abilities at any given age have strong relations t

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Language

English

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Lund University

Funding 1

  • Funding agency: Åhlén fund

Funding 2

  • Funding agency: Swedish Council of Social Science Research

Funding 3

  • Funding agency: Hierta-Retzius' and dr Amundsens funds for social research
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Children living in Malmö, born in 1977, Swedish citizens and Swedish speaking at home.

Time period(s) investigated

1971-08-01–1977-10-31

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Malmö

Publications

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Eneskär, B. (1981) Om barns språk vid fyra och sex år : Longitudinell undersökning av vissa språkfärdigheter hos barn : Del VII: Tidigare talspråk och bakgrund hos en grupp läs- och skrivsvaga elever i årskurs 1/On children's language at four and six. Longitudinal study of certain language abilities by children. Part VII: Case studies of children with reading and writing difficulties in grade 1: Spoken language and background in early age./ Pedagogisk-psykologiska problem. No. 390. Malmö: Malmö

Eneskär, B. (1978) Om barns språk vid fyra och sex år. Longitudinell undersökning av vissa språkfärdigheter hos barn. Del V: Studier av samband mellan språkfärdigheter. /On children's language at four and six. Longitudinal study of certain language abilities by children. Part V: Studies of interrelations between language abilities./ Pedagogisk-psykologiska problem. No. 339. Malmö: Malmö School of Education.

Eneskär, B. (1978) Children's language at four and six. Lund: CWK Gleerup. ISBN 91-40-04644-3.
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ISBN: 9140046443

Eneskär, B. (1978) Om barns språk vid fyra och sex år : Longitudinell undersökning av vissa språkfärdigheter hos barn : Del IV: Studier av meningsbyggnaden. /On children's language at four and six. Longitudinal study of certain language abilities by children. Part IV: Studies of sentence construction./ Pedagogisk-psykologiska problem. No. 336. Malmö: Malmö School of Education.

Eneskär, B. (1978) Om barns språk vid fyra och sex år. Longitudinell undersökning av vissa språkfärdigheter hos barn. Del II: Studier av uttalet. /On children's language at four and six. Longitudinal study of certain language abilities by children. Part II: Studies of articulation./ Pedagogisk-psykologiska problem. No. 331. Malmö: Malmö School of Education.

Eneskär, B. (1979) Om barns språk vid fyra och sex år : Longitudinell undersökning av vissa språkfärdigheter hos barn : Del VI: Studier av samband mellan språkfärdigheter och bakgrundsfaktorer. /On children's language at four and six. Longitudinal study of certain language abilities by children. Part VI: Studies of interrelations between language abilities and background factors./ Pedagogisk-psykologiska problem. No. 373. Malmö: Malmö School of Education.

Eneskär, B. (1992) Studier av ett test på uttal och ordkunskap för 4-åringar : Testkonstruktion och testdata. /Studies about a test of articulation and vocabulary for 4 year old children./ No. 47. Malmö: Malmö School of Education.

Eneskär, B. (1977) Om barns språk vid fyra och sex år. Longitudinell undersökning av vissa språkfärdigheter hos barn. Del I: Teori, syfte och metoder. /On children's language at four and six. Longitudinal study of certain language abilities by children. Part I: Theory, aim and methods./ Pedagogisk-psykologiska problem. No. 329. Malmö: Malmö School of Education.

Eneskär, B. (1978) Om barns språk vid fyra och sex år : Longitudinell undersökning av vissa språkfärdigheter hos barn : Del III: Studier av ordkunskapen. /On children's language at four and six. Longitudinal study of certain language abilities by children. Part III: Studies of vocabulary./ Pedagogisk-psykologiska problem. No. 332. Malmö: Malmö School of Education.

Eneskär, B. (1984) Om barns språk vid fyra och sex år. Longitudinell undersökning av vissa språkfärdigheter hos barn. Del VIII: Tidigare talspråk och bakgrund hos en grupp elever med goda läs- och skrivfärdigheter i årskurs 1./On children's language at four and six. Longitudinal study of certain language abilities by children. Part VIII: Case studies of children with good reading and writing abilites in grade 1: Spoken language and background in early age./ Pedagogisk-psykologiska problem. No 3

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Longitudinal study of language abilities among children aged 4-10

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2014-11-19
https://doi.org/10.5878/002255

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Barbro Eneskär. Lund University, Malmö School of Education (2014). <em>Longitudinal study of language abilities among children aged 4-10</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002255">https://doi.org/10.5878/002255</a>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Barbro Eneskär

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1971-08-01–1971-11-30
  • Data collector: Lund University, Malmö School of Education
  • Instrument: Structured questionnaire
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

1016

Number of individuals/objects

252

Published: 1997-01-01
Last updated: 2017-01-02