ERIC Number: ED238014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Language Use, Language Ability, and Language Development: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1983 (Vol. 44 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) instructional strategies in teaching synonyms, antonyms, classification, paraphrasing, and locating a main idea; (2) formal aspects of metaphor; (3) linguistic and logical training; (4) comprehension of explicit and implicit conjunction; (5) linguistic cohesion in texts; (6) the routinization of gender presuppositions in ordinary language; (7) identification and discrimination of synthetic speech sounds by children with varying phonics skills; (8) online processing of the figurative and literal meanings of metaphorical sentences; (9) children's use of plural allomorphs in familiar and unfamiliar settings; (10) the computer in literary and linguistic studies; (11) cohesion in student narratives; (12) children's production and perception of English voiceless fricatives; (13) the development of word meaning in the school aged child; (14) moric phonology; (15) semantic and stylistic variations in language on perceptions of social influence characteristics; and (16) two methodologies for enhancing the syntactic maturity of community college students. (HOD)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Child Language, Cohesion (Written Composition), Comprehension, Computer Oriented Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Figurative Language, Higher Education, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Language Skills, Language Usage, Logical Thinking, Oral Language, Phonology, Punctuation, Television Commercials, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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