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ERIC Number: ED068925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 380
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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)
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.