ERIC Number: ED068925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Language Comprehension and the Acquisition of Knowledge.
Freedle, Roy O., Ed.; Carroll, John B., Ed.
Thirteen papers given by language specialists are presented. These analyze special linguistic (semantic) problems that occur when interconnected strings of sentences constitute data base; they also analyze special psychological problems (of memory, inference, and motivation) that occur when human subjects are exposed to discourse materials in laboratory or real-life settings. Workshop questions to be considered were: (1) Exactly what is "comprehension" of language?; (2) Can one identify distinct processes in comprehension?; (3) In what senses can there be different degrees, levels, or types of comprehension?; (4) How can we measure comprehension in terms of these levels or types?; (5) What factors in language stimulus, the situation or receiver influence degree and manner of comprehension?; and (6) What is relation between immediate comprehension and its representation in memory either on long or short term basis? Author and Subject Indexes are included. (NF)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Comprehension, Intellectual Development, Knowledge Level, Language Arts, Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Speech Communication, Verbal Communication
Ms. Margaret McFarland, Halsted Press, Div. of John Wiley & Sons, 605 Third Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10016 ($12.95)
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Note: Papers presented at COBRE (Committee on Basic Research in Education) Workshop held at Quail Roost Conference Center, Rougemont, North Carolina, March 31-April 3, 1971. Published by V.H. Winston & Sons, Washington, D.C.