Publication Date

1988

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Stephens, M. Irene (Mary Irene)

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communicative Disorders

LCSH

Storytelling||Comprehension||Adolescent psychology||Hearing impaired children--Psychology

Abstract

Hearing-impaired adolescents' ability to comprehend propositional and inferential information from narratives, presented through Pidgin Signed English, was examined in ten, 17- to 19-year-old hearing-impaired adolescents. Four short stories were presented to the subjects, followed by four premise and four inference questions (half true and half false). Significant effect of question category (premise versus inference) was found (p < .01), with inference questions being the more difficult. A significant effect of question type (true versus false) was not found.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [28]-30.

Extent

42 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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