ERIC Number: ED189582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Reading, Comprehension, and Memory Processes: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1980 (Vol. 40 Nos. 7 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 23 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the effects on reading comprehension of a number of reader-related factors, including lookback during studying, oral versus silent reading modes, reading achievement, anxiety, attention, interest, and knowledge of subject matter; (2) the effects on comprehension of such text-related factors as analogy, metaphors, and cohesion; (3) a psycholinguistic model of reading comprehension; (4) reading comprehension of subject nominalization in different syntactic and semantic contexts; (5) developmental differences in comprehension and recall of prose; (6) units of information processing in reading; (7) short-term and long-term reconstructions of reading by tenth grade students; (8) the effect of schemata and text length on the number of inferences produced by adult readers in free recall of a fictional story; (9) discourse effects on children's resolution and recall of anaphoric relationships; (10) clustering in free recall tasks in normal and exceptional children; and (11) readers' expectations for story structures. (GT)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.