ERIC Number: ED203624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Preposition Usage in the Written English of Deaf Adolescents.
Kluwin, Thomas N.
Preposition usage by students at a secondary school for the deaf was examined in Ss' response to a videotape showing a young woman using Signed English with a voiceover. A descriptive essay was collected in response to a question she posed. Essays were typed verbatim into computer storage and then coded for grammatical features using a multiple error code. Three types of preposition users were identified. Errors in preposition usage were rank ordered (high error/high frequency, high error/low frequency, low error/high frequency, and low error/low frequency). Sources of confusion in preposition usage are noted, and a model for preposition development is briefly considered. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (3rd, September, 1978).