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ERIC Number: EJ439209
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0163-853X
Working-Memory Capacity and the Use of Elaborative Inferences in Text Comprehension.
Whitney, Paul; And Others
Discourse Processes, v14 n2 p133-45 Apr-Jun 1991
Investigates whether individual differences in working-memory (WM) capacity are related to the ways readers use inferences to facilitate text comprehension. Finds several differences between low-memory-span and high-memory-span readers. Notes that readers with adequate WM capacity can keep interpretations open ended and await more information from the text. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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