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Burton, Jenny M.; Creaghead, Nancy A.; Silbert, Noah; Breit-Smith, Allison; Duncan, Amie W.; Grether, Sandra M. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to characterize social communication and structural language of school-age girls with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HF-ASD) compared to a matched group of girls who are typically developing (TD). Method: Participants were 37 girls between 7;5 and 15;2 (years;months)--18 HF-ASD and 19 TD. Children…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Females, Interpersonal Communication
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Hellermann, John – Classroom Discourse, 2018
The terms "interactional competence" and "learning" are discussed in the context of recent research in the areas of cognitive science and ethnomethodological conversation analysis studies of language learning. Two data excerpts from a longitudinal case study of a beginning learner of English are presented to illustrate (1) the…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Verhoef, Tessa; Kirby, Simon; de Boer, Bart – Cognitive Science, 2016
In language, recombination of a discrete set of meaningless building blocks forms an unlimited set of possible utterances. How such combinatorial structure emerged in the evolution of human language is increasingly being studied. It has been shown that it can emerge when languages culturally evolve and adapt to human cognitive biases. How the…
Descriptors: Bias, Language Processing, Semiotics, Diachronic Linguistics
Bowen, Gregory A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Book of Mormon is a text published in 1830 and considered a sacred work of scripture by adherents of the Latter-day Saint movement. Although written 200 years later, it exhibits many linguistic features of the King James translation of the Bible. Such stylistic imitation has been little studied, though a notable exception is Sigelman &…
Descriptors: Beliefs, History, Religious Factors, Biblical Literature
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Jabbarifar, Taghi – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
This study presents an overall review of the paradigms that contribute to the making and development of functional human linguistics and communication skills and the teaching of language.
Descriptors: English Instruction, Communication Skills, Linguistics, Structural Linguistics
Bello, Anne Pence – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The publication of "Webster's Third New International Dictionary" in September 1961 set off a national controversy about dictionaries and language that ultimately included issues related to linguistics and English education. The negative reviews published in the press about the "Third" have shaped beliefs about the nature of…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Language Usage, Language Attitudes, Structural Linguistics
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Serrano, Francisca; Defior, Sylvia – Journal of Research in Reading, 2012
This paper investigates Spanish dyslexic spelling abilities: specifically, the influence of syllabic linguistic structure (simple vs consonant cluster) on children's spelling performance. Consonant clusters are phonologically complex structures, so it was anticipated that there would be lower spelling performance for these syllabic structures than…
Descriptors: Reading, Age, Spelling, Dyslexia
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Glumbic, Nenad; Brojcin, Branislav – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
Keeping in mind that traditional tests were largely insensitive to pragmatic impairment, Bishop (2003) created a second version of the "Children's Communication Checklist" (CCC-2) in order to identify pragmatic deficits in children with communication problems. Unfortunately, it was revealed that certain subscales of the Serbian version…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Check Lists, Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis
Ogihara, Saeko – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation is a typological study of verb-final languages, the purpose of which is to examine various grammatical phenomena in verb-final languages to discover whether there are correlations between the final position of the verb and other aspects of grammar. It examines how finality of the verb interacts with argument coding in simple…
Descriptors: Sentences, Phrase Structure, Verbs, Nouns
Diaz, Ivan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine if Morphological Instruction (knowledge of the Germanic, Latin, and Greek words, roots, and affixes of English) was an effective instructional approach towards accelerating the acquisition of spelling, vocabulary, and reading comprehension and closing at least a 6,000 word gap between English language…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Reading Comprehension, Research Design, High Schools
Ebrahimi, Pouria – Online Submission, 2010
As a subfield of linguistics, phonetics and phonology have as their main axis the concern of articulation of sounds; that is, how human beings produce speech. Although dated back over 2000 years ago, modern contributions of scientists and scholars regarding phonetics and phonology have involved various fields of science and schools of thought such…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Physiology, Articulation (Speech), Interdisciplinary Approach
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Zhao, Guodong – English Language Teaching, 2010
With the accelerated globalization, domestic and international communications become more frequent than ever before. As the major media of international communication, languages contact with each other more actively by day. And in the active contact any language would gradually develop and change. Pidgin language is a unique linguistic phenomenon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pidgins, Physics, Diachronic Linguistics
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Samuelsson, Christina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2009
Prosody carries a lot of information relevant for our understanding of spoken messages. In addition, prosody plays an important role in signalling attitudes and emotions. Prosodic features also constitute an important resource that participants use to achieve mutual understanding in interaction. The aim of this study was to point to possible…
Descriptors: Intonation, Language Impairments, Testing, Language Tests
Jafari, Azita; Sedigh Ziabari, Roya – Online Submission, 2008
In broad terms, this paper is concerned with adjunct construction in Persian, which is an Indo-Iranian Language. During the recent century, specially in its final decades, different researches have been done about adjuncts and adjunction among different languages, but despite the fact that they are very important in Persian language, no attempts…
Descriptors: Sentences, Semantics, Form Classes (Languages), Grammar
Nall, Timothy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This dissertation explores the robust confluence of syntactic and cultural factors involved in the structure and content of chengyu. It unpacks a number of structural tendencies in the data sample, and illuminates selected underlying cultural themes. The presence of syntactic and semantic parallelism within chengyu, as an expression of the…
Descriptors: Chinese, Language Patterns, Syntax, Cultural Influences
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