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ERIC Number: EJ470641
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4685
Familiarity and Transparency in Idiom Explanation: A Developmental Study of Children and Adolescents.
Nippold, Marilyn A.; Rudzinski, Mishelle
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v36 n4 p728-37 Aug 1993
Students (n=150) ages 11, 14, and 17 were asked to explain the meanings of 24 different idiomatic expressions. Performance on the task gradually improved as subject age increased. High-familiarity idioms were easier to explain than moderate-familiarity or low-familiarity expressions. Easier idioms tended to be more transparent. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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