Publication Date

1987

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Stephens, M. Irene (Mary Irene)

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communicative Disorders

LCSH

Children--Language||Conversation||Verbal ability in children||Discourse analysis

Abstract

In an exploration of increasing discourse abilities in elementary school children, samples of two boys' conversation with a familiar adult were examined. The samples were taken at the school levels of kindergarten, second grade, and fifth grade. Results showed the following developmental trends: an increase in type-token ratio and the use of advanced conjunctions and a decrease in overall errors.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [29]-30.

Extent

30 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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