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Aging, Auditory Distraction and Grammaticality Judgment

Smith, Pamela
Aging, Auditory Distraction and Grammaticality Judgment. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of auditory distraction and short term memory on reaction times for normal individuals (ages 20-25 and 50-70) in a reading grammaticality judgment task. Subjects read whole sentences presented on computer screen and decided as quickly as possible whether each sentence was "good" (permissible in English) or "bad" (not permissible). Sentences were varied by grammaticality, reversibility, and location of extraneous words in relation to the
grammatical constraint. The task was presented in quiet and in two levels of distraction. Results suggest age-related patterns of response to the stimulus variables in the face of auditory distraction.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2077
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.