Negative encoding in a language retarded group

Dalgleish B. (1977) Negative encoding in a language retarded group. The Exceptional Child, 24 3: 142-147. doi:10.1080/0156655770240303

Author Dalgleish B.
Title Negative encoding in a language retarded group
Journal name The Exceptional Child
ISSN 0156-6555
Publication date 1977-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0156655770240303
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 24
Issue 3
Start page 142
End page 147
Total pages 6
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3306 Health (social science)
3304 Education
3601 Health Professions (miscellaneous)
Abstract Deaf children were presented with a pair of colours comprising a constantly presented option and an occasionally presented option, and were trained always to choose the latter. They were then required to transmit the solution of the problem to a naive subject, under the conditions that they knew that the receiver had the constant, wrong colour and one other colour which altered between trials, but without knowing the identity of the other colour. Because he could only identify the wrong choice, the best solution for the transmitter was to instruct the decoder not to choose the constantly presented colour. The choices made by naive receivers were no better than for subjects who lacked instructions from transmitters who had previously learned not to choose the constant colour. Only experienced receivers, those who had previously acted as transmitters, showed facilitation after repeated trials. A message analysis revealed that negative items were not used. It was concluded that negative forms were not fully integrated into the productive system of these children, and that the primacy of positives previously evident in comprehension has now been demonstrated in production.
Q-Index Code C1
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