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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Arthur
dc.contributor.authorKowalski-Muir, Linda
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:43:22Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:43:22Z
dc.date.issued12/1/1979
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/5168
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the development of students’ ability at the seventh, ninth and eleventh grade levels to detect underlying structural ambiguity. Gerund-participle ambiguity sentences and sentence fragments were constructed by the researcher to measure the detection abilities of the subjects. The findings showed that there were no developmental trends in the detection of the ambiguity. However, the incidental findings showed that the paraphrase task was performed more successfully than the completion task. Also, the subjects recognized the gerund-type ambiguity more successfully than the participle-type ambiguity. These findings led the researcher to conclude that the subjects' detection abilities were affected more by the type of task they were asked to perform and the type of structure involved in the task, than by the grade the subjects were in. Further research was suggested in the area of the effect of instruction on the ability to detect structural ambiguity when control is exercised for types of tasks and structures.
dc.subjectGerund-Participle Ambiguity
dc.subjectParaphrase Task
dc.subjectGerund-Type Ambiguity
dc.subjectParticiple-Type Ambiguity
dc.subjectDetection Abilities
dc.subjectStructural Ambiguity
dc.titleDevelopmental Differences in Students’ Ability to Detect Underlying Structural Ambiguity
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:43:22Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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