M. Lisa Mathews

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This study evaluated the effects of age, the dyad's attention to and verbal labeling of target and nontarget stimuli, and listener instructions to ask questions on referential communication in 48 five-year-old and 48 eight-year-old dyads. A MANOVA for dyad activities indicated both age and dyad-activities differences. The dyads that located and verbally(More)
The Communication encoding performance of lower-SES black, lower-SES white, and middle-SES white children was evaluated when the same familiar stimuli for eliciting communication were presented at three different levels of abstraction. No differences were found between social-class groups. Performance did not differ as a function of level of abstraction.(More)
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