Within-Sentence Distribution and Retention of Contentwords and function words

  • August Fenk
  • Gertraud Fenk-Oczlon

Experiments with free immediate recall of lists of unconnected words usually reveal a saddle-shaped ‘serial position curve’: high frequency of recall in the items obtaining the first positions (‘primacy effect’) of the list and those obtaining the last positions (‘recency effect’), and, in the words of Murdock Jr., “a horizontal asymptote spanning the primacy and recency effect” (cf. Figure 5.1).

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • August Fenk
    • 1
  • Gertraud Fenk-Oczlon
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Medien- und KommunikationswissenschaftUniversität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria
  2. 2.Institut für Sprachwissenschaft und ComputerlinguistikUniversität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

Personalised recommendations