Hyphens for disambiguating phrases: effectiveness for young and older adults

@article{Anema2012HyphensFD,
  title={Hyphens for disambiguating phrases: effectiveness for young and older adults},
  author={Inge Anema and Loraine K. Obler},
  journal={Reading and Writing},
  year={2012},
  volume={25},
  pages={2091-2106}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether hyphens that disambiguate phrasing in ambiguous sentences influence reading rate and reading comprehension for younger and older adults. Moreover, as working memory (WM) has been implicated in age-related changes in sentence comprehension for both auditory and written materials, we asked if it contributed to comprehension of our sentences with hyphenated and non-hyphenated ambiguous noun phrases (NPs), predicting that the hyphens would reduce… CONTINUE READING
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