ERIC Number: EJ503027
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Idiom Understanding in Youth: Further Examination of Familiarity and Transparency.
Nippold, Marilyn A.; Taylor, Catherine L.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, v38 n2 p426-33 Apr 1995
Elementary and secondary students (N=150) were given a forced-choice task of idiom understanding. Performance on tasks steadily improved with age, and idioms with higher familiarity and transparency were easier for students to understand. Results support the language experience model of figurative language development and the hypothesis that metalinguistic activity facilitates later language development. (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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