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Diss: Socioling/Spanish: Checa-Garcia: 'Syntactic Development ...'

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Date: 09-Feb-2012
From: Irene Checa-Garcia <irene.checagmail.com>
Subject: Syntactic Development Measures Applied to Adolescents in Almería: Descriptive milestones and methodological contributions
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Institution: Universidad de Almería Program: Linguistics Dissertation Status: Completed Degree Date: 2004

Author: Irene Checa-Garcia

Dissertation Title: Syntactic Development Measures Applied to Adolescents in Almería: Descriptive milestones and methodological contributions

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)
Dissertation Director:
Francisco Joaquín García Marcos
Dissertation Abstract:

Dissertation title in Spanish:Medidas del desarrollo sintáctico en adolescentes almerienses: hitosdescriptivos y aportes metodológicos

In my dissertation I investigated the effects of several social factors(such as course level, social class, sex, type of school and area of theschool) on various measures of syntactic development for adolescent nativewritten language, some of them commonly used in this kind of research,other new ones that I designed. The results showed that social classtogether with the course level had the strongest effects over most of thesyntactic indexes used, showing quite statistically significant results. Inaddition, a study of regression showed that social class and are of theschool were contributing together in producing most of their effects. Otherrelevant findings pertained to the methodology to be followed; inparticular, the results provide new reasons to use the rewriting method ofelicitation, and new indexes to reflect the importance of errors whenmeasuring syntactic development.



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