ERIC Number: EJ442324
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Partial Knowledge in Vocabulary Acquisition: General Constraints and Specific Detail.
Shore, Wendelyn J.; Durso, Francis T.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v82 n2 p315-18 Jun 1990
The relationship between partial word knowledge and instruction was investigated for 132 college students. When correct usage could be chosen on the basis of general semantic constraints, subjects did well and instruction had no effect. However, studying dictionary definitions did increase the amount of specific information available in memory. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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