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Rothkopf, E. Z.; Billington, M. J. – Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 1983
Examines whether, after a single reading, the recall of text elements depends on the length of the passage. Results show more detail was remembered 23 hours later for short passages than for long. Concludes that negative effects of passage length on test performance were due in part to acquisition processes rather than retrieval. (EKN)
Descriptors: Language Processing, Language Research, Reading Comprehension, Reading Rate
Lesgold, Alan M.; And Others – Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 1979
Five experiments were conducted that illustrate microprocesses of discourse comprehension related to foregrounding. An intermediate case in which prior memories exist but must be reinstated to active memory was studied in detail. (SW)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Language Research, Learning Processes, Learning Theories
Black, John B.; Bower, Gordon H. – Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 1979
Memory representations of statements from a story were predicted to cluster into separate episode chunks in memory. It was shown that the recall of episode depends on the length of that episode, but not on the lengths of other episodes. The chunking idea was confirmed. (SW)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Language Research, Memory, Prose
Daneman, Meredyth; Carpenter, Patricia A. – Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 1980
Discusses the nature of individual differences in working memory and presents the span test that was used to assess working memory capability. Next it discusses how working memory capacity might influence two specific components of reading comprehension, retrieving facts and computing pronominal references. (NCR)
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Learning Processes, Memory, Reading Comprehension
Layton, Pamela; Simpson, Adrian J. – Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 1975
Subjects read sets of active or passive sentences, and an active or passive question was asked about one. Errors were compared. Results suggest that surface form of a single sentence is retained; surface and deep structures are retained for two, and only deep structures of four and eight sentences. (CHK)
Descriptors: Deep Structure, Memory, Psycholinguistics, Reading Comprehension
Holmes, V. M. – Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 1973
Descriptors: Adverbs, Cognitive Processes, Experiments, Nouns
Garrod, Simon; Trabasso, Tom – Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 1973
Research supported by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. (RS)
Descriptors: Information Theory, Laboratory Experiments, Mnemonics, Models
Naveh-Benjamin, Moshe; and Jonides, John – Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 1984
Studies the much-debated issue of the role of rote, repetitive rehearsal (maintenance rehearsal) on the establishment of memory traces that outlast the rehearsal process itself. Results show that there is an effect of maintenance rehearsal on long-term recognition performance and that this effect depends on the mental resources devoted to the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Encoding (Psychology), Memory, Reading Comprehension