Theoretical Issues in Reading Comprehension : Perspectives from Cognitive Psychology, Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence and Education / edited by Rand J. Spiro, Bertram C. Bruce and William F. Brewer
- London : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (iv, 604 pages).
- Additional Creators:
- Brewer, William F., Bruce, Bertram C., and Spiro, Rand J.
- Psychology Library Editions: Psychology of Reading
- chapter Introduction -- part I GLOBAL ISSUES -- chapter 1 Failures to Comprehend and Levels of Processing in Reading -- chapter 2 Schemata: The Building Blocks of Cognition -- chapter 3 Multiple Theory Formation in Speech and Reading -- part II TEXT STRUCTURE -- chapter 4 Syntactic Aspects of Reading Comprehension -- chapter 5 Pragmatics and Reading Comprehension -- chapter 6 Syntax Beyond the Sentence: Anaphora -- chapter 7 Discourse and Linguistic Theory -- chapter 8 Psychological Correlates of Text Structure -- chapter 9 Literary Theory, Rhetoric, and Stylistics: Implications for Psychology -- part III LANGUAGE, KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD, AND INFERENCE -- chapter 10 Constructive Processes in Prose Comprehension and Recall -- chapter 11 Category Structure and the Development of Categorization -- chapter 12 Theories of Semantic Memory: Approaches to Knowledge and Sentence Comprehension -- chapter 13 The Meaning of Words in Context -- chapter 14 Metaphor -- chapter 15 Plans and Social Actions -- chapter 16 Inference in Text Understanding -- part IV EFFECTS OF PRIOR LANGUAGE EXPERIENCES -- chapter 17 A Theoretical Taxonomy of The Differences Between Oral and Written Language -- chapter 18 On the Dialect Question and Reading -- part V COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES, FACILITATORS, AND INSTRUCTION -- chapter 19 Metacognitive Development and Reading -- chapter 20 Study Strategies and Adjunct Aids -- chapter 21 The Role of Illustrations in Reading Comprehension -- chapter 22 Topic Interest And Children's Reading Comprehension -- chapter 23 Skill Hierarchies in Reading Comprehension -- chapter 24 Reading Comprehension in the Middle Grades.
- "Research in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence--the three disciplines that have the most direct application to an understanding of the mental processes in reading--is presented in this multilevel work, originally published in 1980, that attempts to provide a systematic and scientific basis for understanding and building a comprehensive theory of reading comprehension. The major focus is on understanding the processes involved in the comprehension of written text. Underlying most of the contributions is the assumption that skilled reading comprehension requires a coordination of text with context in a way that goes far beyond simply chaining together the meanings of a string of decoded words. The topics discussed are divided into five general areas: Global Issues; Text Structure; Language, Knowledge of the World, and Inference; Effects of Prior Language Experience; and Comprehension Strategies and Facilitators, and represent a broad base of methodology and data that should be of interest not only to those concerned with the reading process, but also to basic science researchers in psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, and related disciplines."--Provided by publisher.
- 9781315107493 (e-book : PDF), 9781351607223 (e-book: Mobi), 9781138091214 (hardback), and 9781138092426 (paperback)
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