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ERIC Number: ED016958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-1
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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ASSOCIATIVE CLUSTERING IN THE PRODUCTION OF CONNECTED DISCOURSE.
ROSENBERG, SHELDON
ONE GROUP OF 16 SS (SUBJECTS) WAS GIVEN A RANDOMIZED LIST OF WORDS THAT CONTAINED EIGHT SERIES OF FOUR ASSOCIATIVELY RELATED NOUNS, WHILE ANOTHER GROUP OF 16 SS WAS GIVEN A RANDOMIZED LIST OF WORDS THAT CONTAINED EIGHT SERIES OF FOUR ASSOCIATIVELY UNRELATED NOUNS, AND THE TASK FOR BOTH GROUPS WAS TO WRITE A STORY THAT CONTAINED THE NOUNS FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL LISTS. FREE ASSOCIATION NORMS WERE USED TO SELECT THE NOUNS. THE MAIN FINDINGS WERE--(A) THE CLUSTERS OF KEY ITEMS THAT APPEARED IN THE SENTENCES OF THE HIGH ASSOCIATION (HA) PRODUCTIONS WERE LARGER THAN THE CLUSTERS THAT APPEARED IN THE SENTENCES OF THE LOW ASSOCIATION (LA) PRODUCTIONS, (B) A KNOWLEDGE OF ASSOCIATIVE RELATIONSHIPS MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO PREDICT WHICH NOUNS WILL OCCUR TOGETHER IN THE SAME SENTENCE, (C) ASSOCIATIVELY RELATED NOUNS THAT OCCUR IN THE SAME SENTENCE ARE MORE LIKELY TO APPEAR AS A SUBJECT OR PREDICATE-NOUN COMPOUND THAN ASSOCIATIVELY UNRELATED NOUNS (ASSOCIATIVELY UNRELATED NOUNS TEND TO APPEAR IN DIFFERENT UNDERLYING SENTENCES), AND (D) THE HA PRODUCTIONS TENDED TO BE SHORTER THAN THE LA PRODUCTIONS. 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.
Identifiers: ASSOCIATIVE CLUSTERING