ERIC Number: ED021224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-1
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Syntactic Complexity and the Recall of Semantic Information.
Three groups of 20 subjects received two exposures of a list of ten sentences followed by an immediate written recall test. The sentences varied in syntactic complexity from group to group, but the sentences for the three groups were similar in semantic content. The effect of sentence complexity upon recall performance was not found to be significant, and it was concluded that when a subject has only a single type of syntactic information to store in learning a list of sentences, syntactic complexity does not contribute to recall. (Author/JD)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.
Note: Report included in Studies in Language and Language Behavior, Progress Report No. VI.