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ERIC Number: ED138948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 173
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An Investigation of Children's Awareness of the Acceptability of Selected Grammatical and Semantic Structures and Their Relationship to Reading Achievement.
Taylor, Nancy Elizabeth
To investigate children's ability to make linguistic judgments, a 60-item Awareness of Acceptable Sentences task was constructed. This task and the reading subtest of the Metropolitan Achievement Test were administered to 144 children in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Analyses of results indicated that children's performance on the task requiring them to judge the acceptability of sentences improved with age; that semantically disrupted sentences were more readily identified as unacceptable than were syntactically disrupted sentences; that many second graders judged the double negative acceptable; that performance on all types of sentences was related to reading achievement in first grade; and that performance on grammatically disrupted sentences was related to reading achievement in second grade. (Author/AA)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland