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Table 7 Intercorrelations among ELS measures as a function of task

From: Spoken language outcome measures for treatment studies in Down syndrome: feasibility, practice effects, test-retest reliability, and construct validity of variables generated from expressive language sampling

  Syntax Talkativeness Unintelligibility Dysfluency
Conversation Narration Conversation Narration Conversation Narration Conversation Narration
Lexical diversity .93*** 84*** .19 .21 − .61*** − .59*** .54*** .37**
Syntax    .17 − .09 − .57*** − .56*** .53*** .47***
Talkativeness      − .01 .09 − .16 − .04
Unintelligibility        − .37*** − .30**
  1. ***p < .001, **p < .01