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ERIC Number: ED016951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-1
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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INTRAVERBAL ASSOCIATIONS IN SENTENCE BEHAVIOR.
PRENTICE, JOAN L.
PRE-EXISTING ASSOCIATION BETWEEN WORDS WAS HYPOTHESIZED TO BE A VARIABLE INFLUENCING CHOICE OF WORDS DURING THE PROCESS OF SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION. IN THE FIRST EXPERIMENT, 32 SS (SUBJECTS) ENGAGED IN A PACED-RECALL TASK. MATERIALS WERE SETS OF THREE SENTENCES WHICH VARIED ONLY IN TWO NON-ASSOCIATED EMBEDDED ADJECTIVES WHICH COULD BE INTERCHANGED WITHOUT GROSS DISTORTION OF ORIGINAL SENTENCE MEANING. WORD-ASSOCIATES OCCURRED AS INTRUSION ERRORS RELIABLE MORE OFTEN THAN DID NON-ASSOCIATES, INDICATING THAT INTRAVERBAL ASSOCIATIONS PLAY A ROLE IN THE LEXICAL SELECTION PROCESS IN SENTENCE RECALL. THE SECOND EXPERIMENT REQUIRED THE DELIBERATE COMPOSITION OF SENTENCES, GIVEN ALTERNATIVE WORDS FOR EACH OF TWO SLOTS IN A SENTENCE FRAME. BOOKLETS CONTAINING SENTENCE FRAMES AND ADJECTIVE-ALTERNATIVES ADAPTED FROM EXPERIMENT 1 MATERIALS WERE COMPLETED BY 72 SS. WORD-ASSOCIATES WERE PUT INTO THE SAME SENTENCE RELIABLY MORE OFTEN THAN WERE NON-ASSOCIATES. SENTENCES EMBEDDING WORD-ASSOCIATES WERE RATED MORE FLUENT THAN SENTENCES EMBEDDING NON-ASSOCIATES. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT INTRAVERBAL ASSOCIATION IS A VARIABLE INFLUENCING THE SELECTION OF WORDS IN SENTENCE PRODUCTION. THIS REPORT APPEARS IN "STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR, PROGRESS REPORT V," SEPTEMBER 1, 1967. (AUTHOR/AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.
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