ERIC Number: ED042750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Written Language. Papers Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Minneapolis, March 2-6, 1970).
Golub, Lester S.; Frederick, Wayne C.
Three papers, based on a study done with 160 Wisconsin fourth- and sixth-graders, are presented in an attempt to contribute to the psycholinguistic information needed in developing elementary English language learning programs. The first paper, "A Linguistic Ability Test for Elementary Grades," discusses a written test made up of 15 linguistic tasks which measure linguistic ability objectively and relate these to written discourse. The second paper compares and analyzes differences in discourse when children are asked to respond to pictorial stimuli ranked from concrete to abstract and are given preliminary instructions which vary. The third paper, based on the writing samples obtained from the pictorial-stimuli situation, describes the lexical and syntactic linguistic deviations made by the subjects. The data and linguistic variables are tabulated in the appendix. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.