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ERIC Number: ED159738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Language Use, Language Ability, and Language Development: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1978 (Vol. 38 Nos. 7 through 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 20 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: children's sociolinguistics skills, ability to sequence verbal expressions, analogical abilities, and learning and application of the principle for nouns; Basil Bernstein's sociolinguistic theories; a method for studying adolescent language; the effects of content and structure on oral narratives; frequency adverbial terms, verbal productive humor, egocentric speech, and the imitation and production of locatives in the speech of young children; the relationship between sexual identity and the use of sexually identified language; communication performance in young children; aspects of turn-taking in conversation; a grammar of narrative; linguistic environments of young children; early contributions made by pragmatics toward the differentiation of the verbs "ask" and "tell"; folklore of Anglo children; relationships between first-grade children's conservation of substance and their performance on a test of pronoun antecedents; and linguistic and conversational patterns of adults with differing reading and writing proficiencies. (GW)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.