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The use of props in a syntactic awareness task

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Blackmore, AM and Pratt, C and Dewsbury, A, The use of props in a syntactic awareness task, Journal of Child Language, 22, (2) pp. 405-421. ISSN 0305-0009 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0305000900009855

Abstract

The study investigated the effects of using props to illustrate the meaning of sentences in a syntactic awareness task in which subjects were required to correct ungrammatical sentences. Forty preschool children (aged 4; 11 to 5; 11) were asked to correct 20 sentences, IO of which were illustrated using props, and IO of which were not. Children scored significantly higher in the props condition though the proportion of meaning-changing errors to total errors was not significantly lower in this condition. It is argued that the use of props, by providing contextual support, reduces the processing capacity required to complete the task. © 1995, Cambridge University Press. All right reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Pratt, C (Professor Pratt)
ID Code:3582
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-22
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