Narrative Comprehension, Causality, and Coherence

Narrative Comprehension, Causality, and Coherence

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This volume provides an excellent overview of the field of discourse processes, capturing both its breadth and its depth. World-renowned researchers present the latest theoretical developments and thought-provoking empirical data. In doing so, they cover a broad range of communicative activities, including text comprehension, conversational communication, argumentation, television or media viewing, and more. A central theme across all chapters concerns the notion that coherence determines the interpretation of the communication. The various chapters illustrate the many forms that coherence can take, and explore its role in different communicative settings.Essays in Honor of Tom Trabasso Susan R. Goldman, Arthur C. Graesser, Paul van den Broek ... Edward J.Oa#39;Brien University of New Hampshire Jerome L.Myers University of Massachusetts A basic principle in writing is that ideas should flow easily, one from another. ... Readers focus primarily on maintaining local coherence; as long as current information can be readily integrated with informationanbsp;...

Title:Narrative Comprehension, Causality, and Coherence
Author:Susan R. Goldman, Arthur C. Graesser, Paul van den Broek
Publisher:Routledge - 1999-08-01


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