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The Construction of Prose Representations

  • Arthur C. Graesser

Abstract

How is the conceptual representation of a passage constructed during comprehension? How are inferences and expectations generated? How are erroneous inferences and expectations disconfirmed? A psychological theory of discourse processing must eventually address these questions. The question of how conceptual graph structures are constructed on-line during comprehension will be explored in this chapter.

Keywords

Goal Node Target Statement Context Condition Comprehension Difficulty Prior Context 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur C. Graesser
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCalifornia State University, FullertonFullertonUSA

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