ERIC Number: ED069056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Interrogation: A Model and Some Implications. Final Report.
Communication interactions between a child (2 to 5 years of age) and the language users around him were studied by means of a descriptive model which employs interrogation as the index of audit speech patterns. It was hypothesized that adult demands would correlate with a child's language response capability and would constitute a useful index of the child's language environment. Using 15 categories of questions (such as tag question, auxiliary and infinitive question, and main verb introduced question), examiners analyzed adult questions generated from seven mother child interactions. Interrogation profiles showed a shift in the adult interrogation from a heavy concentration in a few categories among the youngest subjects to a more even distribution among older subjects. Results indicated that type of verbal demands an adult places on a child changed in relation to improved language capability. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.
Note: Final Report 13.3