Irene Rujas

Irene Rujas
Complutense University of Madrid | UCM

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This study investigated verbal imitation from a multimodal point of view, considering the mutual influence of children’s and adults’ participation. Sixteen Spanish-speaking children were observed longitudinally at 21, 24, and 30 months of age in natural settings. We analyzed the multimodal characteristics of children’s and adults’ repetitions, cons...
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Children's rhythmic movements during the first year of life possess a meaningful predictive validity for later communicative development. However, their role within adult-child interactions is still underexplored. In this study, we examined whether children's rhythmic movements were significantly responded by adults and the role of multimodality an...
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Sentence repetition tasks (SRTs) have been widely used in language development research for decades. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in studying performance in SRTs as a clinical marker for language impairment. What are the characteristics of SRTs? For what purposes have SRTs been used? To what extent have they been used with yo...
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The purpose of this study was to examine early fast mapping abilities in late talkers (LT) and typically developing (TD) Spanish-speaking children by considering the effect of different variables on fast mapping (age, vocabulary level, grammatical category and number morphology). Thirty-eight Spanish-speaking children were assessed at three times (...
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Purpose: The aim of this study is to analyze the changes in temporal synchrony between gesture and speech of multimodal communicative behaviors in the transition from babbling to two-word productions. Method: Ten Spanish-speaking children were observed at 9, 12, 15, and 18 months of age in a semistructured play situation. We longitudinally analy...
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It has been demonstrated that the ability to repeat non-words is a good marker of lexical development in a number of languages, including Spanish. In addition, the ability to repeat nonwords has been used as a good discriminator between typically developing children and children with language delays or other language difficulties. However, despite...
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Purpose: This study longitudinally examined monolingual Spanish speaking early word and nonword repetition abilities. We explored the role that word status, word length, time and vocabulary level play in repetition performance. We also examined the predicting value of vocabulary level in repetition abilities. Method: Thirty-seven children particip...
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La habilidad para repetir pseudopalabras se ha mostrado como un buen marcador de desarrollo léxico en multitud de lenguas incluyendo el español. Además permite discriminar en buena medida entre niños con desarrollo típico y niños con trastornos y retrasos del lenguaje. Sin embargo, pese a su potencial importancia para su uso clínico e investigador,...
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ABSTRACT The process of early language acquisition in typically developing children is well accounted in the literature. However, research on early language delay is still growing. Although this topic has received plenty of attention in different languages (mainly in English) during the last decades, it has been less explored in Spanish speaking c...
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Los métodos experimentales para estudiar el desarrollo temprano han dominado la investigación en desarrollo cognitivo temprano durante las últimas décadas. La mayoría de las investigaciones se han llevado a cabo en laboratorios infantiles que utilizan la mirada de los bebés y niños pequeños como variable dependiente. Estos métodos han permitido acc...
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Experimental methods used to study early development have dominated research on early cognitive development during the last decades. Most of the research carried out has used looking time measures as the dependent variable. These methods have given access to information on early cognitive abilities previously unthinkable. The paper critically revie...
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Versión revisada del capítulo 2 del informe "La percepción de las personas sordas sobre la lectura: Una mirada a la adolescencia" financiado por la Fundación CNSE y el Ministerio de Cultura y ejecutado por la Fundación CNSE / UAM / Fundación GSR. En este trabajo se presentan los resultados del estudio relacionado con la percepción de la lectura y l...
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En este trabajo se presentan los resultados del estudio relacionado con la percepción de la lectura y los hábitos lectores de los adolescentes sordos obtenidos dentro del proyecto financiado por el Ministerio de Cultura y coordinado por la Fundación CNSE “La percepción de las personas sordas sobre la lectura”. Según el Avance de la Encuesta de Disc...
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La percepción de las personas sordas sobre la lectura: una mirada a la adolesciencia. El estudio indica, entre otras cosas, la relación que los adolescentes sordos tienen con la lectura y el significado que ésta adquiere para ellos se enmarca en tres consideraciones de carácter general: el reconocimiento de la importancia de la lectura como herrami...
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Telling stories to children has been the focus of much research conducted mostly in schools and families while other settings where these practices also take place have been ignored. This article presents an analysis of storytelling events for children in three urban informal contexts: a library, a park and a children's bookstore in the city of Mad...
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This paper discusses the out of school routines of a group of ‘literature-devoted’ children of the city of Madrid (Spain). The children and families were recruited for the study at a library, a children's bookstore and a puppet show in a park. Participants provided information on their weekly routines through several procedures: surveys, photograph...

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