ERIC Number: ED113887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
The Comprehension and Producation of Interrogatives in the Language of Normal and Retarded Children: A Review and Analysis. Occasional Paper No. 32.
Hesse, Kathy; And Others
Summarized in terms of competence and performance models is the development of questionning behavior in the language repertoire of retarded children. The role of questions, particularly WH questions, is reviewed in adult language (semantics and pragmatics) and children's language (receptive and expressive abilities). Discussed is research dealing with the effects of questions on learning and early language development (including parent-infant interaction analyses). Studies of children's interrogative production in English and other languages are considered along with research on children's comprehension of interrogatives. Results of studies with retarded children are explained to indicate similar though delayed development when compared to normal acquisition. Suggested are implications for language intervention, including the use of appropriate types and levels of questions to promote recall or language stimulation. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.