Structural properties of transitive and intransitive verbs

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  • Transitive and intransitive verbs were paired with CVC trigrams. By placing a trigram either before or after a verb, two types of structural configurations were formed. It was hypothesized that trigram placement would interact with type of verb. It was found that acquisition of the pairs of items was a function of an interaction involving verb transitivity, trigram position, and trials. The results were interpreted as support for the hypothesis that the underlying structure of verbs affects recall. © 1972 Academic Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Bacharach VR; Kellas G; McFarland CE
  • Start Page

  • 486
  • End Page

  • 490
  • Volume

  • 11
  • Issue

  • 4