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ERIC Number: ED126473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 20
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Simons' Lament or A "New and Improved" Psycholinguistic Comprehension Model Applied to an "Old and Over Used" Assumption of Reading Methodology.
Mosenthal, Peter
Criteria for operationalizing reading come from three considerations: the purposes for reading, the linguistic units interpreted as basic, and the cognitive processes assumed to underlie reading comprehension. One purpose of reading is objectification, in which the reader is an interpreter and verifier of an author's symbolic representation of reality. In defining objectification operationally, the basic linguistic units were described as propositions comprising arguments and predicates. Drawing implications from this operationalization, an experiment was designed to compare response latencies in a sentence verification task, in which sentences of the form "The dots are/are not red" were compared with visual displays. Sixty undergraduates participated in a study comparing reading aloud, reading silently, and listening, under four conditions of match or mismatch between sentences and pictures. The results indicated that reading aloud gives access to linguistic competence in a manner different from silent reading and listening. Comparisons of response latencies for the four information conditions supported the proposed model of reading comprehension. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)