ERIC Number: EJ589281
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Dogmas of Understanding.
Clark, Herbert H.
Discourse Processes, v23 n3 p567-82 1997
Describes 11 common dogmas of understanding (convictions that are impervious to evidence) that have led researchers to ignore or dismiss many features of everyday language. Discusses evidence against them, and some of the dangers they pose for the study of understanding. Argues that using language is fundamentally social, and that social features influence understanding at many, perhaps most, levels of processing. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Issue: Discourse Processes after Two Decades.