ERIC Number: ED121118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Relation between Comprehending and Remembering Some Complex Sentences.
Just, Marcel Adam; Carpenter, Patricia A.
This research concerns the distinction between processes in sentence comprehension and those in sentence memory. Comprehension was monitored by timing subjects while they decided whether a sentence is true or false. The memory process was tapped by examining subject's incidental memory for the sentences they previously verified. The verification latencies indicated that at the time of comprehension, sentences like "It is true that a fire isn't cold" were often recoded into an equivalent affirmative form, namely "It is true that a fire is hot." However, negative sentences like "It isn't true that a fire is cold" were not recoded during comprehension. Recoding in recall occurred only for those types of sentences that were recoded at the time of comprehension. (Author/CLK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see FL 007 632, FL 007 637 and EJ 112 015