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ERIC Number: ED117963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 8
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The Role of Question-Answer Interactions in Language Development.
Ryan, Ellen Bouchard; Collins, Carol
Question-answer interactions were chosen as an effective means of investigating the effect of the linguistic environment on language development. Research was reviewed indicating that the improvement in question and answer performance of a maturing child is based on the advancement of both his linguistic and cognitive abilities and that the adult systematically accomodates his speech with a child to those abilities. A categorization scheme was devised for the ranking of question types according to their cognitive and syntactic complexity and for the rating of answers according to their appropriateness and syntactic level. It is proposed that detailed analyses of a variety of adult-child question-answer interactions should provide important information concerning the theoretical role of adult accommodation to the child's level as well as principles leading to new language training techniques. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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