ERIC Number: EJ438165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Listening Comprehension for Sentences: The Accessibility of Referents for Pronouns as a Function of Age, Topic Continuity, and Pronoun Emphasis.
Kertoy, Marilyn K.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v52 n3 p344-53 Dec 1991
An auditory comprehension task was used to determine the ways in which first and fifth graders and adults use topic continuity and contrastive emphasis in the assignment of referents for pronouns in sentences. The finding of significant differences in performance for emphasized and unemphasized pronouns suggests that subjects use constrastive emphasis when they assign referents to pronouns. (SH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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