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ERIC Number: ED072470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 7
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Measuring Children's Dependence upon Visual Context.
Hopper, Robert
This study was designed to explore the influences of visual context upon sentence comprehension in young children. Three-, four-, five-, and six-year-old children were presented with various linguistic tasks under varied visual context constraints. Four context conditions--no visual context, a helpful pictured context, a helpful visual context acted out, and a misleading pictured context--were used in testing sentence comprehension. It was hypothesized that younger children's performance would be most affected by varying visual context and that fewest errors would result with helpful context, more with no context, and the greatest number with confusing context. The findings supported the hypothesis. In discussing the implications of these findings for language instruction (and performing language therapy), the experimenter concludes that teaching language through context manipulation of communication demand situations may prove more profitable than present attempts to teach language rules directly. (Author/LG)
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