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ERIC Number: ED170995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 22
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A Study of the Recognition and Comprehension "That-Complements".
Jones, Barry W.
The paper reports on a study of the ability of 93 hearing impaired students (10-18 years old) and 60 normal hearing students (8-10 years old) to recognize and comprehend grammatical "that complements" in English. Recognition and comprehension tasks are explained to have been administered to both groups, with deaf Ss receiving instructions through the total communication method. It is explained that statistical analysis reflected the effects of the early blocking of audition on the acquisition of English by deaf children, and that results for combined scores indicated that "that-complements" in object position were the easiest with "that-deleted complements", extra-posed complements and "that-complements" in subject position following in order of difficulty for both groups. Results were seen to indicate a need for the syntactic control of reading materials for hearing impaired students. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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