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Catlin, Jack; Micham, Dennis L. – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1975
Evidence is presented to support the claim that a semantic theory adequate to capture linguistic intuitions must provide semantic representations corresponding to all possible scope relationships and that an active sentence and the corresponding passive will receive different preferred interpretations. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Ambiguity, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Psycholinguistics
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Kowal, Sabine; And Others – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1975
Seven different age levels were used to test the correlation between age and unfilled pauses (UP) and between age and parenthetical remarks (PR) in narratives elicited by visual stimuli. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Child Language, Cognitive Processes, Discourse Analysis, Language Acquisition
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Steinberg, Danny D. – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1975
A semantic feature analysis was used with native speakers of different language families to test the universality of certain aspects of sentence interpretation. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Chinese, Finnish, Japanese, Language Research
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Pylyshyn, Zenon W. – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1973
Discusses several common misunderstandings regarding theories of competence, especially that of psychological reality of competence formalisms. Argues that the claim of the psychological reality of a mechanism,'' as opposed to a structural description, is only appropriate when the mechanism accounts parsimoniously for the widest possible range of…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Cognitive Processes, Educational Objectives, Intelligence
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Houston, Susan H. – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1973
Investigates on a cross-cultural basis the dual hypothese of (1) the merging into one of two or more differently inflected grammatical categories and (2) faulty mastery of difficult syntax. Hypotheses are examined for causes of children's distinctive communication technique, and the entire question of the significance of black/white difference in…
Descriptors: Black Students, Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Cross Cultural Studies
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Villiers, Peter A. de; Villiers, Jill G. de – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1972
Research supported in part by a Public Health Service grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development. (VM)
Descriptors: Child Language, Cognitive Development, Comprehension, Experiments
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Taylor, Insup – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1976
In continued-word association to key words similar and dissimilar in form and meaning, French-English bilinguals produced different patterns of responses. These are discussed in relation to how bilinguals organize words in their memory. Available from Plenum Publishing Corp., 227 W. 17th St., New York, NY 10011. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cognitive Processes, English, French
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Steinberg, Danny D. – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1973
Challenges three of Chomsky and Halle's basic phonological assumptions that their vowel shift rule is valid, that the underlying phonological representations are the only sound representation to be listed in the lexicon, and that derived words do not appear as wholes in the lexicon. Reprint requests should be addressed to Danny D. Steinberg,…
Descriptors: English, Higher Education, Language Research, Linguistic Theory
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Perfetti, Charles A.; Goldman, Susan R. – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1975
It is suggested that twin discourse functions are served by thematization and topicalization, the former providing stable referential focus and the latter providing momentary referential focus. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Discourse Analysis, Language Research
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Steingart, Irving; And Others – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1975
The language behavior of field-dependent and field-independent female college students was examined in three different communication conditions with respect to length and type of verbal output. The conditions were dialogue, warm monologue, and cold monologue. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: College Students, Dialogs (Literary), Discourse Analysis, Females
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