Administered 40 pairs of high and low frequency nouns embedded in a simple declarative sentence to 40 undergraduates. The stimulus term formed the subject and the response formed the object of the sentence. Sentences facilitated the acquisition of pairs with low-frequency stimulus terms. On the 1st trial, performance was better on items containing low-frequency stimulus terms and thereafter, on items with high-frequency terms. Performance was consistently better with pairs containing high-frequency response terms. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- sentence elaboration &
- usage frequency, noun-pair learning, college students
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology