ERIC Number: ED265681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Interfering with Sentence Comprehension in the Deaf.
Eighteen deaf college students performed two tasks designed to investigate possible alternative codes of reading and remembering. First, Ss judged the meaningfulness of sentences with or without a concurrent task (intended to interfere with either articulatory or visual-spatial coding). Secondly, Ss remembered a list of six letters presented visually, where lists were composed of letters that were similar phonologically, graphemically, or dactylically. In contrast to hearing Ss, deaf Ss showed no effect of concurrent articulations on sentence plausibility judgments. Surprisingly, a concurrent visual imaging task slowed judgements for both groups about equally. Also, the proportion of "phonological" or "visual" errors in the letter-memory task did not correlate with the degree of articulatory or visual inference in the sentence task for either group. The results do not indicate greater reliance on visual codes during reading by the deaf. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (San Antonio, TX, November, 1984).