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A Study of the Relation between Intelligence and the Acquisition of English


by Katharine Murdoch, Doris Maddow & Nettie Lesser Berg 1928

The main object of this investigation was to determine what relation, if any, exists between innate intelligence and the amount of English spoken in the homes of a group of school children of foreign-born parentage. It was hoped to throw some light upon !the question whether environmental factors solely or these plus inherited mental ability are reflected in the extent to which the family of an immigrant speaks the language of his adopted country.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 27, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 29 Number 9, 1928, p. 342-353
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20821, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 3:47:54 AM

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