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ERIC Number: ED079746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
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Training Manual for Identifying Figurative Language.
Barlow, Jack M.; And Others
Research into figurative language requires observers who are trained to identify and record figures of speech with a high degree of reliability. This present manual serves that purpose. Divided into four major parts, each part presents a particular class of figurative language, including a general description of the class of tropes represented in that section. In addition, each part is further subdivided into (1) a didactic exposition of one or more figures of speech; (2) a programmed instruction section; and (3) a practice discussion section. This final section is designed to serve both as a practice session for identifying and categorizing figures of speech from conversational prose and as a "rap" session designed systematically to work out discrepancies between raters. Through such an arrangement, it is hoped that differences due to rater unreliability will be minimized. (HOD)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Dept. of Psychology.