ERIC Number: ED087020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Research Report on Some Aspects of the Language Development of Pre-School Children.
Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).
This study identified structural units of language as they appeared in the speech of two- to five-year-old preschool white children in Brisbane. Electronic equipment was used to record the speech samples, which were transformed into three separate language concordances by computer analysis. These structural units of language were then compared with those evident in the speech of four-year-old aboriginal children. The evidence suggested that the development of structural units of standard Australian English manifested by the aboriginal children was well below that of average white children. References are made to some implications for the development of compensatory language programs for aboriginal children. (HOD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Authoring Institution: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).