LINGUIST List 13.2229

Fri Sep 6 2002

Diss: Psycholinguistics/Children

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  1. RLMyerson, Dissertation/Psycholinguistics

Message 1: Dissertation/Psycholinguistics

Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 01:03:35 +0000
From: RLMyerson <>
Subject: Dissertation/Psycholinguistics

New Dissertation Abstract

Institution: Harvard University
Program: Graduate School of Education
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 1976
Author: Rosemarie F Myerson 
Dissertation Title: 

A Study of Children's Knowledge of Certain Word Formation Rules and
the Relationship of this Knowledge to Various Forms of Reading

Dissertation URL:

Linguistic Field: 
Dissertation Director 1: Jeanne Chall
Dissertation Director 2: Paula Menyuk
Dissertation Director 3: Carol Chomsky

Dissertation Abstract: 

This study investigated selected aspects of children's knowledge of
complex derived words of English. The term "quot;complex derived
words" refers to those word pairs which involve systematic sound
changes of the base word in its suffixed derived form, as in
relate-relation. The two purposes of the research study were:

1. to investigate changes in knowledge that children between the ages
of eight and seventeen have acquired with respect to certain complex
word derivational processes.

2. to investigate the relation of the changes in children's word
derivational knowledge to their achievement in various aspects of
reading. A longer Abstract and the full text of this dissertation are
available on the Web at
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