Reference : Relations between vocabulary development and verbal short-term memory: The relative impo...
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/3568
Relations between vocabulary development and verbal short-term memory: The relative importance of short-term memory for serial order and item information
English
Majerus, Steve mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Poncelet, Martine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Neuropsychologie du langage et des apprentissages >]
Greffe, C. [> > > >]
Van der Linden, Martial mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Feb-2006
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
93
2
95-119
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0022-0965
San Diego
[en] cognitive development ; verbal short-term memory ; vocabulary ; serial order ; phonological processing ; 4-to 6-year-olds
[fr] langage -- développement ; mémoire a court terme ; traitement de l'information ; vocabulaire
[en] Although many studies have shown an association between verbal short-term memory (STM) and vocabulary development, the precise nature of this association is not yet clear. The current study reexamined this relation in 4- to 6-year-olds by designing verbal STM tasks that maximized memory for either item or serial order information. Although empirical data suggest that distinct STM processes determine item and serial order recall, these were generally confounded in previous developmental studies. We observed that item and order memory tasks were independently related to vocabulary development. Furthermore, vocabulary development was more strongly associated with STM for order information in 4- and 6-year-olds and with STM for item information in 5-year-olds. These data highlight the specificity of verbal STM for serial order and item information and suggest a causal association between order STM processes and vocabulary development, at least in 4- and 6-year-olds. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/3568
10.1016/j.jecp.2005.07.005

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