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ERIC Number: EJ450095
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4685
Young Children's Idiom Comprehension: Trying to Get the Picture.
Abkarian, G. G.; And Others
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v35 n3 p580-87 Jun 1992
Analysis of young children's comprehension of common idioms revealed a significant linear trend for children to make more literal responses with increasing age. Children did not find the story contexts helpful in interpreting the idioms. A range of comprehension scores was found among the individual idioms, but semantic transparency was not related to comprehension. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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