Effects of sentence elaboration and frequency of usage on noun-pair learning

Laura L. Klemt, Richard C. Anderson

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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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Educational Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 1973
Externally publishedYes


  • sentence elaboration &
  • usage frequency, noun-pair learning, college students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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