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Title: Facial emotion labeling in language impaired children
Author: Maryse Delaunay-el Allam
Institution: University of Caen Basse-Normandie
Author: Michèle Guidetti
Institution: Université de Toulouse
Author: Yves Chax
Institution: Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale
Author: Judy Snitzer Reilly
Institution: San Diego State University
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Abstract: The few studies that have investigated emotion labeling in children with specific language impairment (SLI) have generally focused on global identification performances and appear contradictory. The current study is a fine-grained examination of how children with SLI and typical peers differ in the accuracy of their emotional lexicon use. Children underwent a free labeling task of five basic emotions expressed by still face photographs. Results revealed that children with SLI were less accurate in their label use than typical children. However, pattern of confusions between the two groups differed only by a confusion between sadness and anger displayed by the SLI group. It is argued that this emotion labeling deficiency may rely on semantic fields overlap.

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This article appears IN Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 32, Issue 4.

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