ERIC Number: ED176321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Language Use, Language Ability, and Language Development: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1979 (Vol. 39 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 23 titles deal with the following topics: sex appropriate and sex inappropriate language; lexical retrieval and perceptual errors; naming deficits in anomia and aphasia; developmental discourse; pragmatic information and contextual variation; identification of oral communication skills in children; syllabication and syllable structure in child language; growth of word meaning during middle childhood; children's responses to various levels of questions; temporal parameters within the speech signal applied to speaker identification; preschool children's awareness of function words as separable units in aural language; the vernacular lexicon of both black and white students in relation to rock music; formal operations and syntactical complexity in adult women's oral language; creative oral language in preoperational and concrete operational first grade students; children's questions and explanations; cognitive development, language acquisition, and the development of conditional reasoning in children; functions of preschool children's private speech; children's prior nonverbal color concepts and the learning of color words; sex differences in the development of verbal social responses; language experiences and activities in the home; children's explanations of word similarities in relation to word knownness; and the effect of language on young children's logical thought. (FL)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Black Youth, Child Language, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Ability, Language Acquisition, Language Handicaps, Language Research, Language Skills, Language Usage, Oral Language, Preschool Education, Sex Differences, Speech Communication, Syntax, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.