Abstraction of bilingually-presented ideas

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Hal Eli Wildman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Robin Pratt

Abstract: Bransford and Franks (1971, 1972) argued that, when presented with a series of semantically-related sentences, subjects will spontaneously integrate and store the semantic information contained in those sentences and subsequently use this information as their basis for recognition. If integration and storage of ideas is a purely semantic process, then the meanings of semantically-related sentences should be integrated despite differences in language of presentation. Three studies were performed to test the applicability of the Bransford- Franks model to bilingual subjects' memory for semantically-related German and English sentences. Other models of bilingual sentence memory are also discussed. Data from the present studies indicate that memory for semantically-related sentences involves integration and storage of wholistic ideas as well as memory for specific items.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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