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ERIC Number: ED022549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 7
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The Development of Forms of the Negative.
Lavatelli, Celia B., Ed.
To measure the effectiveness of an intervention program of language development, it is necessary to understand childrens' knowledge and use of grammatical structures. In both standard and dialectal English, grammar rules are learned without formal instruction for forming the negative, interrogative, and other parts of speech. A mental transformation takes place when a statement is converted to a question. Since the relationship between thought and language is reflected by changes in grammar, these are of psychological importance to learning and intellectual ability. A recent doctoral study is cited which describes the development of forms of the negative in the language of three children. (MS)
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