ERIC Number: ED225164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Language Use, Language Ability, and Language Development: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1982 (Vol. 43 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 27 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the vocalization of /L/ in Philadelphia; (2) a second grade program to isolate and apply knowledge of vowel sounds in word identification; (3) phoneme and temporal effects on covert linguistic motor activity during silent reading; (4) the sociolinguistics of Kenneth Burke; (5) discourse functions of the active-passive dichotomy in English; (6) similarities and differences in the ability to interpret metaphorical language between nondisadvantaged and disadvantaged sixth grade students; (7) space and the prepositions in English; (8) young children's use of cognitive and linguistic resources in a story situation; (9) the development of elaboration and coherence skills in kindergarten children; (10) the role of language in academic and behavioral difficulties; (11) humorous instruction about the dangling introductory modifier in active, passive, and possessive sentences; (12) mother-infant routines in relationship to language acquisition; (13) the acquisition of conditionals in English; (14) the effects of semantic cues on the word identification speed of learning disabled children and two groups of normal readers; and (15) the syntax and metalinguistic skills of children who read early. (HTH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Child Language, Doctoral Dissertations, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Humor, Language Acquisition, Language Patterns, Language Processing, Language Research, Language Skills, Language Usage, Linguistics, Oral Language, Reading Skills, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Verbs, Word Recognition
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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