The development of sentence interpretation: effects of perceptual, attentional and semantic interference.

@article{Leech2007TheDO,
  title={The development of sentence interpretation: effects of perceptual, attentional and semantic interference.},
  author={Robert Leech and Jennifer Aydelott and Germaine Symons and Julia Carnevale and Frederic Dick},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={
          794-813
        }
}
How does the development and consolidation of perceptual, attentional, and higher cognitive abilities interact with language acquisition and processing? We explored children's (ages 5-17) and adults' (ages 18-51) comprehension of morphosyntactically varied sentences under several competing speech conditions that varied in the degree of attentional demands, auditory masking, and semantic interference. We also evaluated the relationship between subjects' syntactic comprehension and their word… CONTINUE READING
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