ERIC Number: ED176222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
A Sociolinguistic Approach to Communication in Small Instructional Groups. Technical Report No. 505.
Wilkinson, Louise Cherry; And Others
A pilot study was conducted as part of a larger sociological investigation of small group interaction. Specifically, the study dealt with communication in three first-grade advanced reading groups, each composed of 15 children, and focused on two types of requests: those for action and those for information. Student interactions were audio- and videotaped during a reading activity. Requests for information and action were identified and further analyzed according to linguistic form. Data analysis revealed that children differed in the variety and complexity of their requests to other children and that no strong same-sex preference for choice of listener emerged. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.