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dc.contributor.advisor Martin, Randi C.
dc.creatorShernoff, Eve Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:33:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:33:50Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13897
dc.description.abstract Auditorily presented information is processed on an on-line basis to the extent possible (Marslen-Wilson and Tyler, 1980). Using sentences where immediate, on-line processing was not possible, this study investigated whether such sentences created a greater short-term memory burden for subjects. The types of sentences in which immediate integration was not possible had either a list of adjectives preceding a noun or a list of nouns preceding a verb. These were compared with sentences which had lists of adjectives following the noun or lists of nouns following the verbs, allowing for immediate integration. Two experiments, one using word detection and the other using a sentence anomaly judgment found support for the hypothesis that the inability to immediately integrate word meanings increases memory burden and impairs comprehension. However, the effects of the memory burden did not correlate with standard measures of short-term memory.
dc.format.extent 72 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectExperimental psychology
Linguistics
dc.title The investigation of the semantic component of short-term memory in sentence comprehension
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Anthropology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Shernoff, Eve Heather. "The investigation of the semantic component of short-term memory in sentence comprehension." (1994) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13897.


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