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ERIC Number: ED205897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Comprehension of Anaphora.
Chapman, L. John
Children's understanding and use of anaphora and cohesive ties in comprehending text were studied by using selected school texts that had a number of cohesive ties deleted. It was hypothesized that the replacement of the deleted ties would indicate that the text within the location of a specific tie had been successfully read and understood. Subjects were 27 six- and seven-year-old and 30 nine- and ten-year-old children. The older children showed a greater ability to supply the word preferred by the author. The same was true for responses that were not exact replacements but could be considered cohesive. There was also a marked drop in omissions by older children compared with the younger children. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Anaphora
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (26th, New Orleans, LA, April 27-May 1, 1981).