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ERIC Number: ED166639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Use of Linguistic Context in the Reduction of Meaning Alternatives.
Garner, Ruth
Adults use linguistic context to assist in understanding words that may have multiple meanings. However, elementary school children are not able consistently to use this method of clarifying ambiguity. Research has shown that a three-component training method can help upper elementary school students develop the use of linguistic context. To utilize this method, some particular classroom experiences have been suggested and used. These include: developing sentence sets that demonstrate possible variations in the meaning of a word in different settings, asking children to discuss different meaning emphases of a word in different sentences and then to create a sentence surrounded by two other sentences that clarify the meaning of the target sentence, and having students place apparently anomalous word uses into settings that make sense of the usages and then having them collect further illustrations from their reading. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (22nd, Washington, D.C., October 19-21, 1978)