ERIC Number: EJ205638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
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Semantic Focus and Sentence Comprehension.
Cutler, Anne; Fodor, Jerry A.
Cognition, v7 n1 p49-59 Mar 1979
Reaction time to detect a phoneme target in a sentence was faster when the target-containing word formed part of the semantic focus of the sentence. Sentence understanding was facilitated by rapid identification of focused information. Active search for accented words can be interpreted as a search for semantic focus. (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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