ERIC Number: EJ547518
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Comprehending Compounds: Evidence for Metaphoric Skill.
Gottfried, Gail M.
Journal of Child Language, v24 n1 p163-86 Feb 1997
Investigates comprehension of metaphoric compounds. The study asked children and adults to identify referents of various types of these compounds. Findings reveal that 5-year-olds outperformed 3-year-olds but performed significantly less well than adults and that 3-year-olds did not generally interpret the compounds literally. (37 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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