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ERIC Number: EJ440980
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
The Role of Prior Knowledge in Inferential Processing.
Fincher-Kiefer, Rebecca
Journal of Research in Reading, v15 n1 p12-27 Feb 1992
Tests how domain-related knowledge influences inference generation during text comprehension. Examines local and global inferences. Finds that all knowledge groups process sentences involved in local inferences similarly, but not global inferences. Suggests that individuals with prior knowledge use their knowledge actively to generate global inferences during reading. (PRA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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