ERIC Number: EJ637200
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
How Adolescents Comprehend Unfamiliar Proverbs: The Role of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processes.
Nippold, Marilyn A.; Allen, Melissa M.; Kirsch, Dixon I.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v43 n3 p621-30 Jun 2000
Relationships between word knowledge and proverb comprehension was examined in 150 typically achieving adolescents (ages 12, 15, and 18). Word knowledge was associated with proverb comprehension in all groups, particularly in the case of abstract proverbs. Results support a model of proverb comprehension in adolescents that includes bottom-up in addition to top-down processes. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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