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ERIC Number: EJ393773
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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How Children Understand Idioms in Discourse.
Cacciari, Cristina; Levorato, Maria Chiara
Journal of Child Language, v16 n2 p387-405 Jun 1989
Three experiments gauging 7- to 10-year-old children's ability to interpret and comprehend figurative language indicated that informative contexts could improve subjects' abilities to perceive idiomatic meanings. Subjects were less able to produce idioms than to comprehend them, but were able to perceive that language can be both figurative and literal. 22 references. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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