Derivational Morphology

October 16, 2019

8:30 - 10:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored by SIG 1, Language Learning and Education

Derivational Morphology Derivational morphology contributes to the flexibility, creativity, and complexity of oral and written language. It creates changes in meaning, phonology, orthography, grammatical form, and spelling. Further, derivational morphology contributes significantly to vocabulary growth and reading comprehension. It’s not surprising, then, that children with language learning differences often lack awareness of derivational morphology—and subsequently have difficulty using it to express or comprehend written and oral language. Without derivational morphology, their language often lacks creativity and flexibility. Speech-language pathologists have been challenged to support the learning of morphology in creative and meaningful ways. In this webchat, we’ll discuss engaging methods for facilitating the awareness, use, and comprehension of derivational morphology for all ages—in individual, small-group, classroom, and collaborative settings. Additionally, we’ll include references to the grade-by-grade morphological objectives included in the Common Core State Standards. 

  • Cheryl Smith Gabig, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Lehman College/CUNY
  • Ginger Collins, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences, University of Montana
  • Laura Green, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences, Texas Woman's University

This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).


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