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Further evidence on the abstraction of linguistic ideas

Richardson, John T. E. (1983). Further evidence on the abstraction of linguistic ideas. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 21(6) pp. 439–442.

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Three accounts of the processes underlying the retention of connected sentences expressing complex linguistic ideas were empirically compared: an integrationist model, an imagery model, and a tally model. The reaction time in a test of recognition memory was found to be independent of the number of components expressed by a sentence, which was inconsistent with the tally model. Concrete ideas and abstract ideas both showed complete integration, which was inconsistent with the imagery model. The integrationist approach was regarded as the most useful model of the abstraction of complex linguistic ideas.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0090-5054
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 49782
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 12:40
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:52
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