Defining Abstract Entities: Development in Pre-Adolescents, Adolescents, and Young Adults
- Talking with fewer words. Dortch, Shannon // American Demographics;Apr95, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p13
Reports that the vocabulary levels of 18- and 25-year old Americans have dropped sharply between 1940 and 1980, based on the study conducted by the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation. Vocabulary scales scores of testees; Educational background of the foundation's clients; Study on the...
- PERCEPTUAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FEMALE VOICES. Batstone, Susan; Tuomi, Seppo K. // Language & Speech;Apr-Jun81, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p111
Attempts to define salient characteristics in the voice of young adult females as perceived by female and male listeners. Rate of the voice of individuals; Analysis of orthogonal and oblique rotation of the data; Implications of the results for future voice research.
- Reinforcing Mother Tongue on Campus. Root, Barbara // Insight on the News;03/15/99, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p4
Focuses on the language or lingo of students in the United States. Views on how teenagers talk; Comment from Ruth Simmons, president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts; Details on the language program initiated in colleges.
- BACK FROM THE BRINK. Selden, Ron // Tribal College Journal;Spring2004, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p22
Fort Belknap College has embarked on an ambitious project in Montana to pull the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine languages back from the brink. On the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, where there are two principal tribes, only a handful of Gros Ventre, or White Clay, members are still fluent in...
- Interpreting Surgery: A Doctor's Perspective. Javid, Patrick J. // Caduceus (Medical Division of the American Translators Associati;Winter2014, p3
In this article the author focuses on the need of language and communication in surgical practice. The author discusses two cases of patients where he find problem due to language including a three year old boy Victor who only spoke Mixteco Bajo and a young girl who spoke Vietnamese. The author...
- FOCAL COLORS AND UNIQUE HUES. Miyahara, Eriko // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Dec2003 Part 2, Vol. 97 Issue 3, p1038
This study is an empirical investigation of the extent to which focal colors and unique hues of red, green, blue, and yellow are related. 40 young adults were asked to pick focal colors and unique hues from 100 color patches printed on white paper. Their saturation was varied in four levels....
- Language production in younger and older adults. Drummond, Sakina; Dancer, Jess // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Apr96, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p578
Presents a study on the language production capabilities in younger and older adults. Method of study; Experimental procedures; Narrative tasks; Procedural tasks; Similar results in language production between younger and older adults.
- Speech Interactions With Linguistic, Cognitive, and Visuomotor Tasks. Dromey, Christopher; Bates, Emily // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Apr2005, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p295
Lip movements were examined across several repetitive speaking conditions (speech alone and speaking concurrently with a linguistic, cognitive, or visuomotor challenge task) in 20 young adults. Performance in these nonspeech activities was also compared between isolated tasks and concurrent...
- Single-Word and Conversational Measures of Word-Finding Proficiency. Tingley, Susan J.; Kyte, Christiane S.; Johnson, Carla J.; Beitchman, Joseph H. // American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology;Aug2003, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p359
Two studies with young adults as participants evaluated the relationship, presumed in the word-finding literature to exist, between slow, inaccurate performances in single-word- naming and semantic-retrieval tasks and disruptions to conversational fluency. The measures evaluated were the...