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ERIC Number: EJ180523
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Publication Date: 1977
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Toward a Functional Theory of Reduction Transformations
Delis, Dean; Slater, Anne Saxon
Cognition, 5, 2, 119-32, Jun 77
The theory that reduction transformations provide speakers with the option of deleting redundant information when communicating to a topic-cognizant audience is supported. In the experiment, college physiology students were provided with deep structure proximal sentences (base propositions), and asked to communicate them to different audiences, orally and in writing. (Author/MV)
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