Bachelor of Arts
Language, Children, Oberlin, Metaphor, First grade, Figurative, Speech, Play
This paper is a study of figurative language and speech play in first grade children. I will describe what types of figurative language the children use and comprehend and discuss the role of figurative language, and specifically metaphor, in speech play. I will emphasize the need to study children's language using anthropological methods as a separate entity from adult language. In this chapter, I will present a survey of the literature concerning children's speech play and figurative language, and then I will provide a brief introduction to my work.
Weiss-Tisman, Dena, "Figurative Language and Speech Play: A Study of First Grade Children" (1984). Honors Papers. 634.