Focus of attention in recall of active and passive sentences

  title={Focus of attention in recall of active and passive sentences},
  author={E. A. Turner and R. Rommetveit},
  journal={Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior},
An attempt was made to manipulate the voice in which sentences were remembered by varying the focus of the child's attention both at the time of sentence storage and at the time of sentence retrieval. The storage and retrieval pictures were pictures of the actor element, the acted-upon element, and a picture of the total sentence content. The pictures, both those presented at storage and those presented at retrieval, tended to be effective in manipulating the voice of the sentence recalled. The… Expand
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