ERIC Number: ED109701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Priorities for Research on Concepts Related to Function Words.
Bessemer, David W.
The classes and class members of function words are examined in detail in this paper in order to determine those which are most basic and most important to comprehension at the kindergarten through first-grade level. Noun determiners and pronouns, verbal determiners, and prepositions were found to be of importance, as were a small number of conjunctions and interrogators. It was concluded, however, that the first studies of the conceptual basis of language at the kindergarten through first-grade level should be directed toward problems of semantics and reference in pronouns and verb auxiliaries. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.