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  • Linguistic differences of children from different socio-economic backgrounds.

    Abrahamson, Marjorie Mavis (1971)

    Masters thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    The first aim of this study was to discover whether New Zealand children differed linguistically depending on their socio-economic backgrounds. The linguistic differences chosen for the investigation were based on Bernstein’s theory and associated empirical findings. The second aim was to establish whether linguistic patterns or socio-economic background have any influence upon the child’s classification ability. The third aim was to investigate the relationship of some environmental factors to socio-economic status and the linguistic patterns.

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