ERIC Number: ED149291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Interaction of Eye-Voice Span with Syntactic Chunking and Predictability in Right- and Left-Embedded Sentences.
Balajthy, Ernest P., Jr.
Sixty tenth graders participated in this study of relationships between eye/voice span, phrase and clause boundaries, reading ability, and sentence structure. Results indicated that sentences apparently are "chunked" into surface constituents during processing. Better tenth grade readers had longer eye/voice spans than did poorer readers and exhibited more proficiency at chunking sentence structures into phrases and clauses. All subjects used essentially the same pattern of processing different types of sentences, indicating that ability level was not significant in the proficiency of dealing with right and left embeddings. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.Ed. Thesis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey