ERIC Number: ED159738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Child Language, Children, Communication Skills, Doctoral Dissertations, Egocentrism, Folk Culture, Language Ability, Language Acquisition, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Usage, Narration, Oral Language, Parent Influence, Pragmatics, Sex Differences, Sociolinguistics
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.