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ERIC Number: EJ1041610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Tracking Reading: Dual Task Costs of Oral Reading for Young versus Older Adults
Kemper, Susan; Bontempo, Daniel; Schmalzried, RaLynn; McKedy, Whitney; Tagliaferri, Bruno; Kieweg, Doug
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v43 n1 p59-80 Feb 2014
A digital pursuit rotor was used to monitor oral reading costs by time-locking tracking performance to the auditory wave form produced as young and older adults were reading out short paragraphs. Multilevel modeling was used to determine how paragraph-level predictors of length, grammatical complexity, and readability and person-level predictors such as speaker age or working memory capacity predicted reading and tracking performance. In addition, sentence-by-sentence variation in tracking performance was examined during the production of individual sentences and during the pauses before upcoming sentences. The results suggest that dual tasking has a greater impact on older adults' reading comprehension and tracking performance. At the level of individual sentences, young and older adults adopt different strategies to deal with grammatically complex and propositionally dense sentences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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