THE INFLUENCE OF SENTENCE STRUCTURE ON THE READING PROGRESS.
HEBREW UNIV JERUSALEM (ISRAEL)
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It was assumed that the human user of language incorporates a device which operates along the lines of a generative grammar. Accordingly, experiments were conducted on the psychological reality of the syntactical constituent and the behavioral effects of grammatical transformations and of sentence complexity. Other syntactic variables investigated were sentence length and the relative positions of a pronoun and the noun to which it refers. Methodological problems of readability research are also discussed. Author