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ERIC Number: ED113717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 13
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A Comparison of Four Oral Language Elicitation Probes as Used with Kindergarten, First-Grade and Second-Grade Children.
Hopkins, Carol J.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to investigate differences among four oral language elicitation probes used to collect language samples from young children. Ten kindergarten, ten first-grade, and ten second-grade children provided the oral language samples. Each class was divided by sex, and five boys and five girls from each grade were randomly selected to comprise the total sample for that grade. The results of this study contradict the belief that elicitation procedures used to obtain oral language samples are variables which influence the quantity of the verbal response. By using any or all of the probes reported in this study, it appears possible to evaluate the child's oral language on the variables identified and to use the samples in further analyses of syntactic and semantic diversity, both of which contribute to oral language complexity. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for the Education of Young Children, Madison, Wisconsin, April 18, 1975