ERIC Number: ED189606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Language Use, Language Ability, and Language Development: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1980 (Vol. 40 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 32 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the development of young children's metalinguistic understanding of "letter,""word," and "sentence"; (2) modifications in speech to elderly conversationalists; (3) temporal characteristics of speech among preschool children and the elderly; (4) person perception as expressed by young children; (5) an interdisciplinary basis for the investigation of language; (6) language acquisition; (7) the genetic basis of language; (8) syntactic reflection of semantic categorization in the English verbal system; (9) the effect of audience on the expressive language of working class children; (10) the social and situational conditioning of phonetic variation; (11) main-verb ellipsis in spoken English; (12) early thought and language; (13) children's referential communication skills; (14) the nonverbal and verbal communicative skills of language-impaired and normal speaking children; (15) the frequency and usage of the English passive; (16) discourse connectives in English; (17) kindergarten children's concepts about print; (18) J. Piaget's conservation and children's oral language production; and (19) side sequences and coherence in children's discourse. (FL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Child Language, Cognitive Processes, Communication Skills, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Language Skills, Language Usage, Linguistics, Oral Language, Phonetics, Semantics, Structural Analysis (Linguistics)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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