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ERIC Number: ED111513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 15
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Children's Free Associations to Single Words and to Meaningfully and Meaninglessly Related Pairs.
Hutson, Barbara A.
This study examined the feasibility of one method of investigating the development of children's implicit awareness of syntactic patterns. An enriched version of the free association format was used to test 32 subjects. The principal variables of interest were the subject's grade level, and the syntactic pattern and meaningfulness of the semantic relationship between words in each stimulus pair. Kindergarten, second, fourth and sixth grade boys and girls were individually tested on single words and on meaningfully and meaninglessly related pairs. Results indicated a strong developmental trend in children's tendency to match the syntactic pattern of the 2-word stimulus. This tendency appeared to be sensitive to variations in syntactic and semantic relationships within the stimulus pairs. (GO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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