ERIC Number: ED145369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Aspects of Semantic Theory and Reading Comprehension.
Jeremiah, Milford A.
This paper investigates the ways readers use two semantic tools, synonymy and entailment, when responding to reading-comprehension questions. After a brief overview of semantic theory, two reading passages and their attendant multiple-choice questions are analyzed, demonstrating how readers might choose the correct answer by analyzing the way it paraphrases or entails material presented in the passages. The paper concludes that these semantic tools are useful to teachers, either in reading or in the content areas, who develop and test comprehension. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977) ; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document