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The Resource Comprehension : a paradigm for cognition, Walter Kintsch

Comprehension : a paradigm for cognition, Walter Kintsch

Label
Comprehension : a paradigm for cognition
Title
Comprehension
Title remainder
a paradigm for cognition
Statement of responsibility
Walter Kintsch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this landmark volume, Walter Kintsch presents a theory of human text comprehension that he has refined and developed over the past 20 years. Characterizing the comprehension process as one of constraint satisfaction, this comprehensive theory is concerned with mental processes - not primarily with the analysis of materials to be understood. The author describes comprehension as a two-state process: first, approximate, inaccurate representations are constructed via context insensitive construction rules, which are then integrated via a process of spreading activation. In Part I, the general theory is presented and an attempt is made to situate it within the current theoretical landscape in cognitive science. In the second part, many of the topics are discussed that are typically found in a cognitive psychology text. How are word meanings that are identified in a discourse context representations of texts, both at the local and global level? How do texts and the mental models readers construct from them represent situations? What is the role of working memory in comprehension? The book addresses how relevant knowledge is activated during reading and how readers recognize and recall texts. It then draws implications of these findings for how people solve word problems, how they act out verbal instructions, and how they make decisions based on verbal information. Comprehension is impressive in its scope, bringing in relevant ideas from all of cognitive science. It presents a unified, sophisticated theory backed by a wealth of empirical data
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kintsch, Walter
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF325
LC item number
.K56 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1998 F-462
  • BF 325
NLM item number
K56c 1998
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Comprehension
Label
Comprehension : a paradigm for cognition, Walter Kintsch
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-448) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine derived contents note: 1. Introduction -- Part I. The Theory: 2. Cognition and representation -- 3. Propositional representations -- 4. Modeling comprehension processes: the construction-integration model -- Part II. Models Of Comprehension: 5. Word identification in discourse -- 6. Textbases and situation models -- 7. The role of working memory in comprehension -- 8. Memory for text -- 9. Learning from text -- 10. Word problems -- 11. Beyond text
Control code
ocm37245377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 461 pages
Isbn
9780521583602
Lccn
97026406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521629867
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37245377
Label
Comprehension : a paradigm for cognition, Walter Kintsch
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-448) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine derived contents note: 1. Introduction -- Part I. The Theory: 2. Cognition and representation -- 3. Propositional representations -- 4. Modeling comprehension processes: the construction-integration model -- Part II. Models Of Comprehension: 5. Word identification in discourse -- 6. Textbases and situation models -- 7. The role of working memory in comprehension -- 8. Memory for text -- 9. Learning from text -- 10. Word problems -- 11. Beyond text
Control code
ocm37245377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 461 pages
Isbn
9780521583602
Lccn
97026406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521629867
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37245377

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