ERIC Number: EJ559646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Using Metaphors as Modifiers: Children's Production of Metaphoric Compounds.
Gottfried, Gail M.
Journal of Child Language, v24 n3 p567-601 Oct 1997
Employed a new methodology to test children's ability to produce metaphors incorporated into metaphoric compounds. In two studies, 59 children aged between 2 and 6 years, and 34 adults participated in elicited production tasks. Results show that children have an early ability to use metaphoric language, but the significant developmental change occurs between the ages of 3 and 5 years. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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