Janna Oetting, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr Janna Oetting

Dr. Janna Oetting is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics. She also directs the Language Development and Disorders Lab, where she and her students study the nature of child language development and disorders within the context of different dialects of English, language testing methods, and caregiver education and prevention practices in the field of speech-language pathology. Her work has been funded by numerous agencies, including the National Institute of Deafness & Other Communication Disorders, the Department of Education, and the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation. Dr. Oetting is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has served as Editor and Associated Editor of Language for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, and Guest Editor or Associate Editor for Language, Speech, Hearing Services in Schools, and the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Oetting is also a Fellow of the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association and served as Vice President and President of this organization in 2001 and 2002. In 2017, she became a board member for the Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior, and Development and Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge.

Website: Language Development & Disorders Lab

Selected Publications

  1. Berry JR, Oetting JB. Dialect Variation of Copula and Auxiliary Verb BE: African American English-Speaking Children With and Without Gullah/Geechee Heritage. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Sep 18;60(9):2557-2568. doi: 10.1044/2017_JSLHR-L-16-0120. PubMed PMID: 28796859.
  2. Newkirk-Turner BL, Oetting JB, Stockman IJ. Development of Auxiliaries in Young Children Learning African American English. Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. 2016 Jul 1;47(3):209-24. doi: 10.1044/2016_LSHSS-15-0063. PubMed PMID: 27309386.
  3. Oetting JB, McDonald JL, Seidel CM, Hegarty M. Sentence Recall by Children With SLI Across Two Nonmainstream Dialects of English. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2016 Feb;59(1):183-94. doi: 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-L-15-0036. PubMed PMID: 26501934; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4867930.
  4. Newkirk-Turner BL, Oetting JB, Stockman IJ. BE, DO, and modal auxiliaries of 3-year-old African American English speakers. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2014 Aug;57(4):1383-93. doi: 10.1044/2014_JSLHR-L-13-0063. PubMed PMID: 24687082.
  5. Reece JS, Noss RF, Oetting J, Hoctor T, Volk M. A vulnerability assessment of 300 species in Florida: threats from sea level rise, land use, and climate change. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 19;8(11):e80658. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080658. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24260447; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3834108.
  6. Cleveland LH, Oetting JB. Children’s marking of verbal -s by nonmainstream English dialect and clinical status. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2013 Nov;22(4):604-14. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2013/12-0122). Epub 2013 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 23813205; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4639565.
  7. Oetting JB, Lee R, Porter KL. Evaluating the Grammars of Children Who Speak Nonmainstream Dialects of English. Top Lang Disord. 2013 Apr-Jun;33(2):140-151. PubMed PMID: 26893531; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4755032.
  8. Roy J, Oetting JB, Moland CW. Linguistic constraints on children’s overt marking of BE by dialect and age. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2013 Jun;56(3):933-44. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2012/12-0099). Epub 2012 Dec 28. PubMed PMID: 23275400; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3700578.
  9. Oetting JB, Newkirk BL. Children’s relative clause markers in two non-mainstream dialects of English. Clin Linguist Phon. 2011 Aug;25(8):725-40. doi: 10.3109/02699206.2011.553700. Epub 2011 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 21453062; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3683847.
  10. Pruitt SL, Oetting JB, Hegarty M. Passive participle marking by African American English-speaking children reared in poverty. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2011 Apr;54(2):598-607. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2010/09-0134). Epub 2010 Oct 21. PubMed PMID: 20966390; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3390158.
  11. Garrity AW, Oetting JB. Auxiliary BE production by African American English-speaking children with and without specific language impairment. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2010 Oct;53(5):1307-20. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2010/09-0016). Epub 2010 Jul 19. PubMed PMID: 20643790; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3397419.
  12. Oetting JB, Newkirk BL, Hartfield LR, Wynn CG, Pruitt SL, Garrity AW. Index of productive syntax for children who speak African American English. Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. 2010 Jul;41(3):328-39. doi: 10.1044/0161-1461(2009/08-0077). Epub 2010 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 20421619; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3397422.
  13. Pruitt S, Oetting J. Past tense marking by African American English-speaking children reared in poverty. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2009 Feb;52(1):2-15. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2008/07-0176). Epub 2008 Aug 11. PubMed PMID: 18695014; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3390147.
  14. Oetting JB, Newkirk BL. Subject relatives by children with and without SLI across different dialects of English. Clin Linguist Phon. 2008 Feb;22(2):111-25. doi: 10.1080/02699200701731414. PubMed PMID: 18253870; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3399743.
  15. Oetting JB, Cleveland LH, Cope RF 3rd. Empirically derived combinations of tools and clinical cutoffs: an illustrative case with a sample of culturally/linguistically diverse children. Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. 2008 Jan;39(1):44-53. PubMed PMID: 18162647; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3390148.
  16. Oetting JB, Cleveland LH. The clinical utility of nonword repetition for children living in the rural south of the US. Clin Linguist Phon. 2006 Sep-Oct;20(7-8):553-61. PubMed PMID: 17056486; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3397421.
  17. Oetting JB, Garrity AW. Variation within dialects: a case of Cajun/Creole influence within child SAAE and SWE. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2006 Feb;49(1):16-26. PubMed PMID: 16533070; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3390150.
  18. Oetting JB, McDonald JL. Methods for characterizing participants’ nonmainstream dialect use in child language research. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2002 Jun;45(3):505-18. PubMed PMID: 12069003; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3390149.
  19. Oetting JB, McDonald JL. Nonmainstream dialect use and specific language impairment. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2001 Feb;44(1):207-23. PubMed PMID: 11218104; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3381904.
  20. Rice ML, Cleave PL, Oetting JB. The use of syntactic cues in lexical acquisition by children with SLI. Specific Language Impairment. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2000 Jun;43(3):582-94. PubMed PMID: 10877430.