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ERIC Number: ED028004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 34
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The Effect of Selected Communication Patterns on Level of Abstraction, Length, and Complexity of Sentence in Speech of Children. Final Report.
Smith, Dennis R.
The effect was investigated of diadic, peer group discussion, and role-playing communication patterns on level of abstraction, length of response, and complexity of sentence structure in the speech of children from low socioeconomic environments in response to a verbal task using 2 levels of abstraction (objects and pictures of objects). Subjects consisted of 69 children (50 were predominantly Spanish-speaking), kindergarten through third grade, in a school for children of migrant workers in Leoti, Kansas. Significant differences were found between the three patterns of the proportion of word, phrase, and sentence responses. Evidence indicated that dimensions of the communication situation interact significantly with the speech response of the child. (JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York Research Foundation, Buffalo.