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ERIC Number: ED033959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 165
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A Study of Selected Aspects of Oral and Written Language of Fifth Grade Pupils.
Bavery, Edgar August
This investigation was concerned with five questions: (1) To what degree to children in grade 5 use the same words in speaking and writing? (2) Do they use similar sentence structure in speaking and writing? (3) Do they maintain the same quality of expression in speaking and writing? (4) Is there a difference in the language performance of boys and girls in the above-listed situations? (5) What effect may be attributed to practice? Oral and written responses to a series of color slides were secured from 124 pupils in DeKalb, Illinois. All responses were rated for quality by a panel of judges. Differences found to be significant were that more words were written than spoken, that girls wrote more words than boys, and that more words were written after practice, that girls wrote more different words than boys, that fewer clauses per T-unit were used in speaking, that girls wrote fewer T-units per sentence, that written responses were of higher quality than spoken responses, and that girls' written responses were of higher quality than boys' written responses. (Author/LK)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Colorado State College