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Avenia-Tapper, Brianna; Isacoff, Nora M. – Language and Education, 2016
Highly explicit language use is prized in scientific discourse, and greater explicitness is hypothesized to facilitate academic achievement. Studies in the mid-twentieth century reported controversial findings that the explicitness of text differs by the income and education levels of authors' families. If income-related differences in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Income, Academic Achievement, Linguistic Theory