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ERIC Number: ED131505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Reading to Children and the Development of Morphological Rule Production.
Long, Margaret; Scott, Phyllis
The effects of reading to children on the development and production of certain morphological structures are examined in a sample of 20 children, two to seven years old, in matched experimental and control groups. Both groups were pre- and posttested with an adapted form of Berko's nonsense-word test. The experimental group was individually read a storybook adapted for the purposes of the study to include four examples of each of the allomorphs tested and questions designed to elicit past tense and plural forms from the child. The story was read to the child twice, each time by a different reader. Results indicated that the experimental group, in contrast with the control group, made significant changes in overall production of plural and past tense inflections. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (62nd, San Francisco, December 1976)