The aim of the paper is to provide an overview of recent works on sign language and the organization of short-term memory (STM), and to set the ground for future exploration of the field. Following early discoveries in the mid Seventies, a lot of evidence has been accumulated showing that signed and spoken languages have a similar internal organization of verbal STM. Nonetheless, its capacity for signs is lower than that for words. Several explanations for this difference have been attempted, although none of them seems to be conclusive. Although a lot of work has been done, further research on sign language and STM is needed to clarify the causes of the reduced STM capacity for signs

Geraci, C., Cecchetto, C., Papagno, C. (2010). Remembering phonologically in a language without sounds. In Robert V. Nata (a cura di), Progress in Education (pp. 742-747). Nova Science Publishers.

Remembering phonologically in a language without sounds

GERACI, CARLO;CECCHETTO, CARLO;PAPAGNO, COSTANZA
2010

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to provide an overview of recent works on sign language and the organization of short-term memory (STM), and to set the ground for future exploration of the field. Following early discoveries in the mid Seventies, a lot of evidence has been accumulated showing that signed and spoken languages have a similar internal organization of verbal STM. Nonetheless, its capacity for signs is lower than that for words. Several explanations for this difference have been attempted, although none of them seems to be conclusive. Although a lot of work has been done, further research on sign language and STM is needed to clarify the causes of the reduced STM capacity for signs
Capitolo o saggio
Short Term Memory, sign language grammar
English
Progress in Education
978-1-61668-742-7
Geraci, C., Cecchetto, C., Papagno, C. (2010). Remembering phonologically in a language without sounds. In Robert V. Nata (a cura di), Progress in Education (pp. 742-747). Nova Science Publishers.
Geraci, C; Cecchetto, C; Papagno, C
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