ERIC Number: ED151773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Varying Imagery Level and Propositional Complexity on the Comprehension of Sentences.
Sindell, Zoe; Restaino, Lillian C. R.
The effect of the interaction between imagery level and number of semantic propositions on junior high readers at three ability levels was studied, using an instrument that compared two levels of imagery at each of five levels of semantic propositions. Syntax, word frequency, and number of arguments were held constant. The results indicated that readers at all levels were more successful in comprehending sentences that had fewer semantic propositions, more words with concrete imagery, or both, and that skilled readers were more likely to be helped by high-imagery words in sentences with many semantic propositions than were unskilled readers. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 1978) ; Document may reproduce poorly due to print quality