Effects of Syntactic Complexity in Discourse Comprehension

Hoover, Elizabeth Louise and Waters, Gloria and Joshua, Levy and Kiran, Swathi and Caplan, David and Berardino, Alex and Sandberg, Chaleece (2011) Effects of Syntactic Complexity in Discourse Comprehension. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the effects of syntactic complexity in discourse comprehension in persons with aphasia (pwa) and age-matched controls.  Data suggest that syntactic complexity does influence processing at the discourse level and that heuristic processing alone is not enought to compensate for syntactic processing demands in disourcse.  Results also showed that the Test of Syntacitc Effects in Discourse Comprehension (Levy et al, 2010) is sensitive to syntactic complexity in a way that the Discourse Comprehension Test-Revised (Brookshire and Nicholas, 2008) is not.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Depositing User: Bingmei Yan
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2011
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2318

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