ERIC Number: ED106830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Semantics, Concepts, and Culture, Panel 1; Conference on Studies in Reading (Washington, D.C., August 1974).
Smith, Marshall S., Ed.
The problem of the panel on semantics, concepts, and culture, sponsored by the National Institute of Education Conference on Studies in Reading, was to determine how lexical, semantic, conceptual, and cultural factors contribute to reading comprehension. The contents of the document include the following: "Word Recognition Skills," which explores the extent to which reading comprehension depends on the readers' knowledge and recognition of the words they are reading, and which presents two projects, one concerned with a psychological investigation of the organization of lexical memory and its relevance for word recognition, the other with the simulation of lexical memory and retrieval in text-processing systems; "Sentence Comprehension Skills," which has as its goal exploration of the extent to which reading comprehension depends on the reader's mastery of conceptual relationships within a sentence; "Text Comprehension Skills," the goal of which is identification of those skills that are important for text comprehension, as distinguished from word or sentence comprehension, and the determination of how those skills can be taught; and "Priorities and Recommendations," which discusses assigning priorities. (WR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.