Stephens, M. Irene (Mary Irene)
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communicative Disorders
Children--Language; Conversation; Verbal ability in children; Discourse analysis
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.
Rustman, Cathleen Jouppi, "A longitudinal study of discourse abilities" (1987). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 387.
Northern Illinois University
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