The Word Length Effect Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

The Word Length Effect
Compares the explanations provided by two models regarding the word length effect.
# 32912 | 1,025 words | 2 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2003 in Communication (Language and Speech) , Linguistics (General)

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The word length effect is a phenomenon that involves a human being's capacity to recall short words better than long words. Words that take less time to pronounce, therefore, are more easily remembered. There are two well-developed explanations of the word length effect. These are Baddeley's working memory model (WMM) and Nairne's feature model. This paper compares the predictions of each view concerning interactions between word length and irrelevant speech.

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