The Role of Short-Term Memory in Language Processing: A Theoretical Review



Psycholinguistics, short-tеrm mеmory (STM), languagе procеssing, languagе comprеhеnsion, languagе lеarning.


This article takes an in-depth look at the complex role of short-term memory (STM) in language understanding. In addition to synthesizing previous research on this interrelationship, he ventures into less explored territory by analyzing the external and contextual factors that can influence this dynamic. The study has three main objectives: first, a comprehensive synthesis of previous work on the role of STM in various linguistic aspects; secondly, a discussion of points of convergence and divergence between these studies; and third, an innovative exploration of external influences, such as cultural and educational context, on the relationship between STM and language understanding. This last dimension sheds new light on the limitations of existing theories and highlights the importance of considering a wider range of variables when studying STM and language. The findings have significant implications for areas such as education and language therapy and suggest promising directions for future research.


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El Yousfi, I. (2023). The Role of Short-Term Memory in Language Processing: A Theoretical Review. International Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 5(4), 235–244.