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ERIC Number: ED166723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Language Use, Language Ability, and Language Development: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1978 (Vol. 39 Nos. 1 through 6).
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 24 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: the syntactic maturity and vocabulary of learning disabled children; transformational grammar and language acquisition; the metaphors and analogies of black children; repetition in speech; flexibility in language comprehension; play and language development; language functions of two-year-old children; mother/toddler conversation patterns; language and cognition in the developing child; systemic grammar in children's dialogues; the development of pronominalization processes; sex-associated features of spoken language; contextual information and language comprehension; precision of metaphorical language interpretation; adults' understanding of direct and indirect speech; developmental sociolinguistics; narrative interaction among urban black children; language development and maternal interaction; factors influencing noun plural development in children; developmental stages of kindergarten children's understanding of reading; cultural constraints on conversational stories; irony in conversation; and home environmental factors and language development of kindergarten children. (MAI)
Descriptors: Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Black Youth, Child Development, Child Language, Cognitive Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Kindergarten Children, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Language Research, Language Skills, Learning Disabilities, Listening Comprehension, Parent Child Relationship, Play, Speech Skills, Transformational Generative Grammar
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.