The effect of the length and structure of sentences upon the silent reading process

dc.contributor.advisorGray, Clarence Truman, 1877-1951
dc.creatorHolland, Benjamin F.
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-27T21:58:28Z
dc.date.available2023-05-27T21:58:28Z
dc.date.issued1931
dc.descriptionThe extent to which the length and structure of sentences affect the processes involved in silent reading is a problem which has received little attention in the fundamental investigations of reading. This study is an attempt to deal experimentally, by means of an analysis of photographic records of eye movements, with certain phases of this problem. The specific questions and problems to which attention will be given are as follows: (1) Will an analysis of the photographic records of eye movements reveal differences in the reactions of subjects to complex or compound sentences and to simple sentences containing the same content? (2) What effect does a dependent clause at the beginning of a complex sentence have on the reading process as compared with the effect of a simple sentence containing the same content? (3) Are compound sentences read in the same manner as simple sentences which contain the same words? (4) In what respects does the reading of a long sentence differ from the reading of a group of short sentences having the same content? In brief, what is the effect of the length and the structure of sentences on the processes involved in silent reading by subjects selected from different school grades?
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychologyen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/119123
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/46001
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectSilent readingen_US
dc.subjectReading physiologyen_US
dc.subjectReading researchen_US
dc.subjectEye trackingen_US
dc.subjectEye movementsen_US
dc.subjectReading and sentence structureen_US
dc.subjectReading and sentence lengthen_US
dc.subjectReading eye movementen_US
dc.subject.lcshSilent reading--Physiological aspects
dc.subject.lcshReading--Research
dc.subject.lcshEye tracking
dc.subject.lcshReading--Physiological aspects
dc.subject.lcshEnglish--Sentences
dc.titleThe effect of the length and structure of sentences upon the silent reading processen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US

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