Articulatory loop explanations of memory span and pronunciation rate correspondences: A cautionary note

Tehan G. and Humphreys M.S. (1988) Articulatory loop explanations of memory span and pronunciation rate correspondences: A cautionary note. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 26 4: 293-296. doi:10.3758/BF03337662


Author Tehan G.
Humphreys M.S.
Title Articulatory loop explanations of memory span and pronunciation rate correspondences: A cautionary note
Journal name Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-5054
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/BF03337662
Volume 26
Issue 4
Start page 293
End page 296
Total pages 4
Subject 1503 Business and Management
1600 Chemistry
Abstract In recent years, a number of memory span findings have been attributed to the operation of an articulatory loop Baddeley & Hitch, 1974. These attributions have been made on the basis of finding a correspondence between span differences and pronunciation rate differences. This experiment explored articulatory loop explanations for two material effects in memory span: the word-frequency effect (span for high-frequency words is larger than span for low-frequency words) and the word-class effect (span for function words is smaller than span for either nouns or adjectives). The results indicate that it is possible to obtain span differences without finding corresponding pronunciation rate differences. Moreover, span differences were as pronounced under articulatory suppression conditions as they were under rehearsal conditions. Both of these results limit the generality of articulatory loop explanations of memory span.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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