ERIC Number: EJ432882
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Semantic Analyzability in Children's Understanding of Idioms.
Gibbs, Raymond W., Jr.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v34 n3 p613-20 Jun 1991
This study investigated the role of semantic analyzability in children's understanding of idioms with 80 children (kindergarten and grades 1, 3, and 4). Idioms varied in the degree that the meanings of their parts contributed to their figurative meanings. Findings indicated age differences with younger children better understanding the decomposable idioms. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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