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ERIC Number: ED123576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 24
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Causal Priorities between Comprehension Subskills: Word Meaning and Paragraph Meaning.
Arlin, Marshall
Causal priorities between word meaning ability and paragraph meaning ability were examined in three types of readers across a period of nine months. Subjects were 180 pupils in seventh and eighth grade. They were categorized by relative performance in word and paragraphs meaning into three groups defined as "balanced," and "word dominant," and "paragraph dominant." Cross-lagged correlation analysis supported the causal priority of word meaning in balanced and word dominant readers and a different pattern in the paragraph dominant readers. For most readers, the conventional wisdom hypothesis of word meanings as building blocks of paragraph meaning received empirical support. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, April 19-23, 1976)