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ERIC Number: ED011956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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HOMOGRAPHS IN A SEMANTIC CONTEXT. STUDIES IN ORAL READINGS, VII. PRELIMINARY DRAFT.
FORD, BOYCE L.; LEVIN, HARRY
THE EFFECTS OF SEMANTIC CONTEXT ON THE VERBAL REACTION TIMES OF CHILDREN READING HOMOGRAPHS WERE STUDIED BY A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTS OF WORD OR LETTER CUES PRECEDING THE HOMOGRAPHS TO BE READ. THE INVESTIGATOR DEVISED TWO EXPERIMENTAL WORDLISTS CONTAINING HOMOGRAPHS PRECEDED BY ONE-WORD, SEMANTICALLY SIMILAR NONHOMOGRAPHS AND TWO CONTROL LISTS CONTAINING THE SAME HOMOGRAPHS IN ISOLATION OR PRECEDED BY A MEANINGLESS CONSONANT. THE CUE-HOMOGRAPH COMBINATIONS WERE PROJECTED ON THE SCREEN ONE ITEM AT A TIME. THE TIME LAPSE BETWEEN THE VISUAL PRESENTATION OF THE ITEM AND THE VERBAL RESPONSE OF THE SUBJECT WAS MEASURED, AND THE REACTION TIMES FOR EACH OF THE FOUR LISTS WERE COMPARED. THE SUBJECTS REACTION TIMES FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL LISTS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN FOR THE CONTROL LISTS. THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE SHORTER VERBAL RESPONSE TIMES RESULTING FROM THE PRECEDING SEMANTIC CUES DID NOT RESULT FROM A PRIMING EFFECT RESULTING FROM A PRECEDING STIMULUS. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT A PRECEDING STIMULUS MUST BE MEANINGFUL, EITHER GRAMMATICALLY OR SEMANTICALLY, TO FACILITATE THE READING OF WORDS. (AL)
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Identifiers: New York (Ithaca)