Understanding the Causal Structure of Narrative Events

Charles R. Fletcher, Amy Briggs, Brian Linzie

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To answer these questions, Trabasso, Secco, and van den Broek (1984) reanalyzed the data on children's recall for narrative events collected by Stein and Glenn (1979). This data set was chosen because of its unusual richness in terms of experimental tasks and because at the time it was one of the few corpuses of data on children at this early age. In the Stein and Glenn (1979) study, 6-and 10-year-old children listened to and, after a week's delay, recalled four narrative texts. The texts, which were condensed versions of stories originally used by Piaget, were between 21 and 25 sentences long.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDevelopmental Spans in Event Comprehension and Representation
Subtitle of host publicationBridging Fictional and Actual Events
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781135449827
ISBN (Print)0805817689, 9780805817683
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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