Echo-Reaction as an Approach to Semantic Resolution To determine the relationship of echo-reactions to degree of semantic challenge, instances of spontaneous echo, vocalized and whispered, were tabulated from performances of eight-year-olds on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT). Two hundred of 364 echoed 2226 of the stimuli on presentation. Analysis revealed that the occurrence of echoing increased ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1971
Echo-Reaction as an Approach to Semantic Resolution
 
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  • Warren H. Fay
    University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, Oregon
  • Bruce V. Butler
    University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, Oregon
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1971
Echo-Reaction as an Approach to Semantic Resolution
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1971, Vol. 14, 645-651. doi:10.1044/jshr.1403.645
History: Received December 15, 1970
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1971, Vol. 14, 645-651. doi:10.1044/jshr.1403.645
History: Received December 15, 1970

To determine the relationship of echo-reactions to degree of semantic challenge, instances of spontaneous echo, vocalized and whispered, were tabulated from performances of eight-year-olds on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT). Two hundred of 364 echoed 2226 of the stimuli on presentation. Analysis revealed that the occurrence of echoing increased as the semantic difficulty increased. The more difficult words were echoed significantly more often than were the less difficult words. Results are considered with respect to overt and covert echo-reactions—their role in the perception of speech and their developmental disposition as private, self-guiding speech.

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