ERIC Number: EJ493519
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Children's Metalinguistic Knowledge of Syntactic Constituents: Effects of Age and Schooling.
Ferreira, Fernanda; Morrison, Frederick J.
Developmental Psychology, v30 n5 p663-78 Sep 1994
Two groups of children were tested at ages five, six, and seven to determine metalinguistic knowledge of the syntactic subject of a sentence. Found that five-year olds had difficulty repeating the pronomial and longest subjects; ability to isolate pronouns improved with age; and ability to identify longest subjects improved with increased schooling. (TM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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