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Haviland, Susan E. and Herbert H. Clark. 1974. What's new? Acquiring new information as a process in comprehension. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior 13 : 512–521.
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A report on some experiments aimed at providing evidence for the 'given-new strategy', which implies that in comprehending a sentence, a hearer first searches memory for antecedent information matching the sentence's given information, and then revises memory by attaching the new information to that antecedent.