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Broderick, Victor. 1992. Incidence of verbal comparisons in beginners' books and in metaphor comprehension research: A search for ecological validity. Journal of Child Language 19 (1) : 183–193. 11 pp.
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Explicit verbal comparisons in 53 popular children's books were syntactically and semantically classified. Comparison types were contrasted with those used as comprehension stimuli in developmental research. Although noun-phrase metaphor has been a popular syntactic form in research, it was found to be rare in children's literature. Implications for he design of future stimulus sets are discussed. (Copyright 1992, Sociological Abstracts, Inc., all rights reserved.) (LLBA 1992, vol. 26, n. 2)