ERIC Number: ED250708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Language Use, Language Ability, and Language Development: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1984 (Vol. 45 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 32 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) textual relations within the written and spoken modes; (2) the construction of stance in conflict narrative; (3) the relational base theory of phrase structure; (4) the structure and function of "one"-anaphora in English; (5) the relevance of focus and ground in semantic analysis; (6) the formal grammar of switch-reference; (7) lexical representations and the semantics of complementation; (8) the semantics of English spatial prepositions; (9) aspects of poetic metaphor; (10) self-creating narrative in film and fiction; (11) play and language in premature infants; (12) the subject and infinitival complementation in English; (13) aspect, word order, and voice; (14) the intelligibility of political metaphors; (15) language in oral histories; (16) a grammar of the English comparative; (17) pitch-prosody patterns in three-, four-, and five-year-old children; (18) linguistic representation and the determinacy of sense; (19) models of gap-location in the human language processor; and (20) the effect of pictures on word acquisition and comprehension in beginning reading. (FL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Discourse Analysis, Distinctive Features (Language), Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Grammar, Higher Education, Interaction, Language Acquisition, Language Aptitude, Language Processing, Language Research, Language Usage, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Metaphors, Narration, Poetry, Reading Comprehension, Semantics, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Syntax
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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