The article I have chosen for the scientific study breakdown assignment is titled “The interpretation of sarcasm by typically developing children and children with LLD in the school age population.”
The present study was conducted to obtain information about the interpretation of sarcasm by typically developing children and children with language learning disabilities in the school age population. Prior research indicates sarcasm comprehension is a difficult semantic task for typically developing children to acquire, and thus it is likely that children with language learning disabilities, who have been shown to have significant semantic difficulties, are at risk for delayed acquisition of sarcasm comprehension. Participating children took a 24 question multiple-choice sarcasm test. Results demonstrated significant differences in sarcasmcomprehension between children with language learning disabilities and their typically developing peers. Additionally, findings revealed a significant association between sarcasm comprehension and age, but no significant association with gender. Both groups of children (LLD vs. typical) deviated from the expected developmental sequence of sarcasm interpretation.
Shepperd, K. D. (2008). The interpretation of sarcasm by typically developing children and children with LLD in the school age population (Order No. 1459515). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (304524563). Retrieved from http://0-search.proquest.com.read.cnu.edu/docview/304524563?accountid=10100