ERIC Number: ED086305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Latency Analysis of Strategies Underlying Children's Recall of Sentences.
Freedle, Roy; Hall, William S.
It has been found that an information-processing analysis of latencies collected in an immediate sentence recall task using children with median age 4 years 4 months favors a serial processing mechanism. This mechanism consists of three major parts: (1) The detection of a clausal boundary, (2) the assessment of whether or not the observed noun-verb-noun structure satisfies a unique semantic constraint (in terms of the meaningfulness of interchanging its two clausal nouns), and (3) the assessment of whether the observed surface sequence satisfies a canonical order of subject-verb-object. (Author/DP)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.