ERIC Number: ED236666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Comprehension of Ambiguity and Other Polysemous Utterances: Presented in Spoken Mode.
Brause, Rita S.
Designed to assess listeners' comprehension of ambiguous and polysemous utterances, this instrument is a series of 24 statements that include varying degrees and types of ambiguity. Subjects listen to prerecorded audio tapes of these statements, presented in a neutral tone that provides no stress or pitch cues to aid "disambiguation." Subjects are asked to explain each statement, and only those interpretations similar to paraphrases agreed upon by expert validators are considered correct. (This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts, Volume 2," published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. The TRIP review, included here as an introduction to the instrument, describes the instrument's category (language), title, author, date, age range (ages 7 through adult), purpose, and physical characteristics.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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