ERIC Number: EJ532476
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Children's Comprehension of Idioms in the Context of Humor.
Spector, Cecile C.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v27 n4 p307-13 Oct 1996
A study of 90 children in third, fourth, and fifth grade investigated the students' ability to detect the idioms embedded in 12 humorous items and their ability to explain the idioms. Results showed that idiom comprehension improved significantly between the ages of 8 and 11 years and that idiom detection was easier than idiom explanation. (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A