Ninety-six white, predominantly working class children, aged 31 to 91 years, chosen from a nursery school and an elementary school in a small town in Ohio, participated in the present study. There were sixteen children, eight boys and eight girls, in each of the six yearly age ranges, with mean ages of 4 years, 1 month, 5 years, 1 month, and 6 years, 7 years, 8 years, and 9 years, 0 months, respectively. Two additional subjects were dropped because of a failure to produce at least three narratives. The authors served as experimenters, and half of the available subjects at each age and sex level were randomly assigned to each experimenter.
KeywordsAdditional Subject Nursery School Spilling Accident Oral Speech Short Narrative
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