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ERIC Number: EJ772162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-0163-853X
Emotion Inferences during Reading Comprehension: What Evidence Can the Self-Pace Reading Paradigm Provide?
Gygax, Pascal; Tapiero, Isabelle; Carruzzo, Emanuelle
Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v44 n1 p33-50 2007
This paper provides an explanation for the nonspecificity of emotion inferences found in previous research [e.g., Language and Cognitive Processes, 19(5), 613-638, 2004]. We first demonstrate that behavioral components of emotions, as opposed to emotions per se, are better markers of readers' mental representations of the main character's affective status. We also suggest that in a self-paced reading paradigm, when participants read sentences slower than others, it does not unequivocally provide insight into their mental representations of the text. We show that specific control conditions need to be implemented before such an assumption can be made in order to separate inference and representation processes from contextual integration processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)