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Providing Syntactic Part-of-Speech Information Early Speeds-Up Reading

McConnell, Kerry Anne (2008) Providing Syntactic Part-of-Speech Information Early Speeds-Up Reading. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Reading is a complex task involving the integration of many different sources of information ranging from visual to discourse-level. When those sources of information are used has implications for the architecture of the language processing system. To explore the flexibility of the language processing system, subjects were asked to read sentences in which color cues provided information about words' syntactic part-of-speech. Having the color cues present sped-up reading, which suggests the language processing system is able to make use of information as it becomes available even if it is made available before it would normally be so.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
McConnell, Kerry Annekam99@pitt.eduKAM99
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee CoChairReichle, Erikreichle@pitt.eduREICHLE
Committee CoChairWarren, Tessatessa@pitt.eduTESSA
Committee MemberPerfetti, Charlesperfetti@pitt.eduPERFETTI
Date: 17 January 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 14 August 2007
Approval Date: 17 January 2008
Submission Date: 27 November 2007
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: predictability; reading; self-paced reading; syntax
Other ID:, etd-11272007-103946
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:06
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:52


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