Portland State University. Department of Speech
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech
1 online resource (46 p.)
Color, Children Language
The purpose of this study is to determine if colors can differentially be applied as teaching tools for pre-school children. Previous studies have shown that pre-school children are easily distracted in language development by external stimulation. Studies have also shown that brighter color hues can arouse and facilitate performance of subjects on given tasks. This experiment is an attempt to measure performance of word manipulation by usage of colors. Three independent variables have been selected as stimuli to measure direct object acquisition. Measurement of color, noun position, and verb proximity will be assessed in connection with subject performance on given tasks.
Dohr, Ronald Michael, "Effects of colors, noun position, and verb proximity on the acquisition of direct objects" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2286.