Proverb explanation through the lifespan: A developmental study of adolescents and adults

Nippold, Marilyn A.; Uhden, Linda D.
April 1997
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Apr1997, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p245
Academic Journal
Presents a proverb explanation study which examined how patterns of language growth in adults compare to those observed in adolescents. Metasemantic hypothesis; Figurative language; Improvement in prover explanation performance during adolescence and into early adulthood; Relation of performance to number of formal education years that the subjects had completed.


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