ERIC Number: ED248666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Grammatical Constraints on the Subjective Story Structures of Deaf and Hearing Readers.
Knight, David L.
The study investigated narrative schemata (abstract, prototypical memory frameworks containing the typical plot organizations for a story) with 17 hearing and 40 hearing impaired college students (poor and good readers). Subjects were asked to order statements into story order for three stories. Analysis of the stories in their original and edited forms was performed; differences between the experimental groups did not follow a similar pattern across the three stories. Findings suggested that grammatical features may actively foster different comprehension of narrative information. Although differences were shown between the poor and good deaf readers' subjective structures, these differences were minor and represented virtually identical notions of story structures. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).