ERIC Number: EJ589317
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Comprehending Referential Expressions during Reading: Evidence from Eye Tracking.
Kennison, Shelia M.; Gordon, Peter C.
Discourse Processes, v24 n2-3 p229-52 1997
Examines how type of referent (name versus pronoun) influences comprehension of short passages. Provides strong support for central predictions of centering theory: (1) using a repeated name to refer to the central entity of a discourse disrupts comprehension; and (2) this disruption interacts with whether there is a continuing or shifting relation between an utterance and the preceding utterances. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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