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|Working memory and short-term sentence recall in young children
|Alloway, Tracy Packiam
Gathercole, Susan Elizabeth
|Memory in children
Verbal ability in children
|Alloway TP & Gathercole SE (2005) Working memory and short-term sentence recall in young children. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 17 (2), pp. 207-220. https://doi.org/10.1080/09541440440000005
|The primary objective of this study was to investigate links between phonological memory and short-term sentence recall. Errors in immediate sentence recall were compared for children with relatively good and relatively poor phonological short-term memory skills,matched on general nonverbal ability. The results indicate marked differences in the overall accuracy of recall between the two groups,with the high phonological memory group making fewer errors in sentence recall. Although the frequency of the different types of errors (lexi¬cal substitutions and nonsubstitutions) differed significantly between the groups, the serial position profiles of sentence recall accuracy was similar. Both groups were also more likely to substitute target words with synonyms rather than un¬related words,a finding suggesting that mechanisms responsible for maintain¬ing semantic information may also play an important role in performance of sentence recall tasks.
|Published by Taylor & Francis
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