New findings for concreteness and imagery effects in written composition

New findings for concreteness and imagery effects in written composition This experiment investigated the effects ofword concreteness and either imagery, verbal,or control strategy instructions on thecomposition of written definitions. Resultsrevealed significant effects of wordconcreteness on several quantity and qualityvariables, but no significant effect ofstrategy instructions or interaction betweenconcreteness and strategy instructions. Results of self-ratings of strategies actuallyused in composing revealed that a mentalimagery strategy was used with concrete wordsand a verbal strategy was used with abstractwords regardless of strategy instructions. Findings replicated the results of Tirre,Manelis and Leicht [(1979) Journal of ReadingBehavior 11, 99–106] in the production ofwritten composition on word relationships, andpartially replicated the results of Sadoski,Kealy, Goetz and Paivio [(1997) Journal of EducationalPsychology 89, 518–526] in the timedwritten production of word definitions. Results are interpreted from Dual Coding Theoryand levels of processing perspectives. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reading and Writing Springer Journals

New findings for concreteness and imagery effects in written composition

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Linguistics; Language and Literature; Psycholinguistics; Education, general; Neurology; Literacy
ISSN
0922-4777
eISSN
1573-0905
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1024235831671
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Abstract

This experiment investigated the effects ofword concreteness and either imagery, verbal,or control strategy instructions on thecomposition of written definitions. Resultsrevealed significant effects of wordconcreteness on several quantity and qualityvariables, but no significant effect ofstrategy instructions or interaction betweenconcreteness and strategy instructions. Results of self-ratings of strategies actuallyused in composing revealed that a mentalimagery strategy was used with concrete wordsand a verbal strategy was used with abstractwords regardless of strategy instructions. Findings replicated the results of Tirre,Manelis and Leicht [(1979) Journal of ReadingBehavior 11, 99–106] in the production ofwritten composition on word relationships, andpartially replicated the results of Sadoski,Kealy, Goetz and Paivio [(1997) Journal of EducationalPsychology 89, 518–526] in the timedwritten production of word definitions. Results are interpreted from Dual Coding Theoryand levels of processing perspectives.

Journal

Reading and WritingSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 4, 2004

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