NIH Contracts: Speech and Language in African-American Children The National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $2.7 million contract to researchers at the University of Massachusetts for a 6-year research project to study the speech and language patterns of African-American children. The principal investigator of the ... SIG News
SIG News  |   July 01, 1998
NIH Contracts: Speech and Language in African-American Children
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  • Harry Seymour
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst
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SIG News
SIG News   |   July 01, 1998
NIH Contracts: Speech and Language in African-American Children
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, July 1998, Vol. 4, 9. doi:10.1044/cds4.2.9
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, July 1998, Vol. 4, 9. doi:10.1044/cds4.2.9
The National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $2.7 million contract to researchers at the University of Massachusetts for a 6-year research project to study the speech and language patterns of African-American children.
The principal investigator of the study is Harry N. Seymour, who chairs the department of communication disorders at the University of Massachusetts. Seymour is collaborating with Thomas Roeper, of the University’s Linguistics Department, and Jill deVilliers, of the Smith College Psychology Department, in leading an interdisciplinary research team comprised of more than 20 consultants from around the country.
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