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ERIC Number: EJ851457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Comprehension of Idioms by Children with Learning Disabilities: Metaphoric Transparency and Syntactic Frozenness
Abrahamsen, Eileen P.; Burke-Williams, Debra
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v33 n3 p203-215 May 2004
Third and fifth grade children with and without learning disabilities participated in this study. Syntactically frozen and flexible idioms and transparent and opaque idioms were used as stimuli to examine the ability to identify the correct idiom and to explain idiom meanings. Grade and diagnostic category affected performance on the explanation task but not on the forced choice task. Idiom type was also a factor affecting comprehension and explanation. Literal responses occurred rarely and were more likely to occur on the forced choice task.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 5
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Language: English
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