ERIC Number: EJ585766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Effects of Familiarity on Idiom Comprehension in African American and European American Fifth Graders.
Qualls, Constance Dean; Harris, Joyce L.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v30 n2 p141-51 Apr 1999
To test the language experience hypothesis, the comprehension of high-, moderate-, and low-familiarity idioms was examined in 24 African-American and 24 European-American fifth graders. Results indicated a significant effect of group on idioms rated as low-familiarity. The influence of social and regional culture on idiom comprehension is discussed. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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