Grammatical Class as a Variable in Verbal Satiation Under conditions of continuous elicitation, lexical words (nouns) took significantly longer to lose meaning than function words (conjunctions and prepositions), even though each of the critical words appeared embedded in a sentence context. An attempt is made to interpret these findings; and the need is stressed for adequate sampling from ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   September 01, 1964
Grammatical Class as a Variable in Verbal Satiation
 
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  • Samuel Fillenbaum
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   September 01, 1964
Grammatical Class as a Variable in Verbal Satiation
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1964, Vol. 7, 299-301. doi:10.1044/jshr.0703.299
History: Received April 27, 1964
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1964, Vol. 7, 299-301. doi:10.1044/jshr.0703.299
History: Received April 27, 1964

Under conditions of continuous elicitation, lexical words (nouns) took significantly longer to lose meaning than function words (conjunctions and prepositions), even though each of the critical words appeared embedded in a sentence context. An attempt is made to interpret these findings; and the need is stressed for adequate sampling from the various grammatical classes when studying verbal behavior.

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