ERIC Number: ED195064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Ability of Hearing Impaired Children to Comprehend the Semantics of English Prepositions.
Kluwin, Thomas N.
Hearing impaired adolescents were administered one of four tests of syntax in preposition usage. Results indicated a clear developmental sequence: generally prepositions are first acquired in locative phrases, then as temporals, and then as manner relationships. The acquisition process is detailed. The author concludes that the complexity and subtlety of meaning exhibited by individual prepositions present the biggest obstacle to the hearing impaired rather than the syntactic complexity of the structures. (CL)
Thomas N. Kluwin, MSSD No. 113, Gallaudet College, Washington, DC 20002
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (4th, Boston, MA, September, 1979).