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Title:Definitions and Lexical Organization of Adjectives: A Developmental Investigation
Author(s):Marinellie, Sally Ann
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Johnson, Cynthia J.
Department / Program:Speech and Hearing Science
Discipline:Speech and Hearing Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Linguistics
Abstract:In comparing word association and definition, it is suggested that adjectives are supported by word association. Word associations seem to contribute to the content of definitions (as opposed to form). However, grammatical skill also appears to be involved. It is concluded that content and form are two distinct definitional skills. Finally, it was found that socioeconomic status (SES) had a more influential effect on definition than word association. Furthermore, it appears that SES effects are gradual: Content seems to differentiate high from mid SES levels, whereas form seems to differentiate low from mid SES levels.
Issue Date:2000
Description:207 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9990076
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000

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