It is supposed that coherence (in relation to the narrative's complexity and content) as well as cohesion (more complex language: past tense and temporal connectives) depend basically on age of subjects.The aim of this research is to study in which extend the task propose to subjects in order to elicit a story may improve or make difficult on children's ability to construct stories, specially in relation to youngest children (preschoolers children). Stories produced by sixty four children aged four, six, eigth and ten, 16 children for each group age, and an adult group aged 22 are analyzed, 80 subjects. Half children and adults of each group are provided with pictures that correspond to a well-formed story structure. Half children and adults are provided with pictures thas show sequences of the same events, without a high point. Finally, one story has been elicited to the whole sample without pictures support. Results will be compared and discussed.
|Effective start/end date||1/12/98 → 1/12/01|