ERIC Number: EJ585785
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Defining Abstract Entities: Development in Pre-Adolescents, Adolescents, and Young Adults.
Nippold, Marilyn A.; Hegel, Susan L.; Sohlberg, McKay Moore; Schwarz, Ilsa E.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v42 n2 p473-81 Apr 1999
Students, ages 12, 15, 18, and 23 (n=60 per group), wrote definitions for 16 abstract nouns. Responses were analyzed for Aristotelian style. There was an increasing tendency for students to mention the appropriate category to which a word belongs, core features of the word, and subtle aspects of meaning. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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