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ERIC Number: EJ158921
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1976
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Do Children Interpret "Marked" Comparative Adjectives as Their Opposites?
Townsend, David J.
Journal of Child Language, 3, 3, 385-396, Oct 76
Children aged 2 1/2-4 were asked questions containing comparative and superlative forms of adjectives in pairs designated as unmarked/marked or positive/negative. Differences in frequency of correct responses were greater between unmarked/marked pairs than between positive/negative pairs. No evidence appeared for a marking explanation of adjective difficulty. (CHK)
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