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ERIC Number: ED159653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Reading, Comprehension, and Memory Processes: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," April through June 1978 (Vol. 38, Nos. 10 through 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 17 titles deal with the following topics: the effects of preinstructional activities on the learning and retention of prose; the interaction of picture and print in reading instruction; the perception of structure in scrambled texts; models for the encoding of meaning in memory; the cue systems involved in prose processing; the effect of linguistic connectives on reading comprehension; a comparison of the effects of word frequency and graphic feature characteristics upon the word recognition performance of first grade children; the predictability of four types of sentences as measured by the eye-voice span of graduate student readers; an investigation of cloze procedure as a memory-search process; a study of the organization of concepts in semantic memory and semantic processing; the effects of maturation and achievement upon passage independent test performance; a psycholinguistic description of comprehension as demonstrated by gifted readers in grades four and five; covert speech in the beginning reading process; reorganization and the recall of prose; and the relationship of imagery and propositions to the understanding of sentences. (MAI)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Annotated Bibliographies, Beginning Reading, Cloze Procedure, Cognitive Processes, Conceptual Schemes, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Imagery, Language Patterns, Memory, Prose, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Sentence Structure, Visual Stimuli, Word Frequency, Word Recognition
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.