Accession Number : AD0267658

Title :   SOME EFFECTS OF MODIFIERS ON THE CLUSTERING OF NOUNS EMBEDDED DURING PRESENTATION IN SENTENCES

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y

Personal Author(s) : COFER,CHARLES N.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Subjects were asked to recall nouns which, during presentation, were embedded in sentences. In the sentence group the nouns were not modified by adjectives, but in the other three groups they were. In these three groups the adjectives were arranged to fit the specificity condition in one, the conflict condition in another, and the facilitation condition in the third, allAS DEFINED BY Gonzaez and Cofer (J. Genet. Psychol., 95, 293-320). Interest was focused on whethe these adjective arrangements would work in the sentence context as they seem to work in adjective-noun pairs. The facilitation condition seemed to show the best noun recall. The specificity condition appeared to perform least well on noun-category clustering. The conflict group was slightly superior to the sentence (control) group on several performance measures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LEARNING, *VERBAL BEHAVIOR, *VOCABULARY, MEASUREMENT, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE