Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Sentence Elicitation Frame


A sentence elicitation frame is a syntactic construction that has a blank left in it for eliciting or testing words.


Here are examples of different kinds of sentence elicitation frames:

A frame for eliciting nouns

  • This is a dog.
  • This is a pig.
  • This is a _______.

A frame for eliciting adjectives

  • A ball is round.
  • A block is square.
  • A pencil is _______.