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van Moort, Marianne L.; Koornneef, Arnout; van den Broek, Paul W. – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
To build a coherent accurate mental representation of a text, readers routinely validate information they read against the preceding text and their background knowledge. It is clear that both sources affect processing, but "when" and "how" they exert their influence remains unclear. To examine the time course and cognitive…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Eye Movements, Prior Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Rouet, Jean-François; Saux, Gaston; Ros, Christine; Stadtler, Marc; Vibert, Nicolas; Britt, M. Anne – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
Text comprehension involves the ability to understand how texts relate to the situation they describe and to each other (i.e., a Document model). Research into Document models has emphasized the role of information sources in structuring readers' mental models of situations. The present article reviews research on source comprehension and examines…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Students, Recognition (Psychology), Reliability
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McNamara, Danielle S. – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
This article provides a commentary within the special issue, Integration: The Keystone of Comprehension. According to most contemporary frameworks, a driving force in comprehension is the reader's ability to generate the links among the words and sentences (ideas) in the texts and between the ideas in the text and what the readers already know. As…
Descriptors: Inferences, Language Processing, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research
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Spencer, Mercedes; Cutting, Laurie E. – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
In the current investigation, we used structural equation mediation modeling to examine the relations between executive function (indexed by measures of working memory, shifting, and inhibition), decoding ability, and reading comprehension in a sample of 298 children aged 6 to 8 years (132 boys and 166 girls). Results indicated that executive…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Executive Function, Short Term Memory, Inhibition
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Perfetti, Charles; Helder, Anne – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
The study of word-to-text integration (WTI) provides a window on incremental processes that link the meaning of a word to the preceding text. We review a research program using event-related potential indicators of WTI at sentence beginnings, thus localizing sources of integration to prior text meaning independently of the current sentence. The…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Sentences, Reading Processes, Cognitive Processes
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List, Alexandra; Du, Hongcui; Lee, Hye Yeon – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
When using the Internet to learn about complex topics or issues, students often encounter information that is both complementary and conflicting. Building on prior work identifying differences in how students reason about multiple conflicting texts, we examine students' connection formation and summative conceptualization of texts systematically…
Descriptors: Conflict, Concept Formation, Reliability, Knowledge Representation
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Knutsen, Dominique; Le Bigot, Ludovic – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
Conversational memory is subject to a number of biases. For instances, references which were reused during dialogue are remembered better than non-reused references. Two experiments examined whether speakers are aware that they are subject to such biases and whether they use information about reference origin (i.e., information about who said…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Memory, Bias, Metacognition
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Salehi Kahrizsangi, Farzaneh; Barwell, Richard – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
Metaphors are recognized as bridging scientists' challenges in communication with the public. In mathematics, however, which often involves abstract concepts and relations, less attention has been paid to the role of metaphors in public communication. In this article we examine the metaphors appearing in the discourse of 10 mathematicians in five…
Descriptors: Radio, Figurative Language, Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Kaneyasu, Michiko – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
Conversational interactants rely on each other to cooperate with ongoing actions and activities both structurally (alignment) and affectively (affiliation). They monitor one another's cooperative behaviors to detect any (potential) problems in alignment and affiliation. The present study describes one interactional strategy Japanese speakers use…
Descriptors: Japanese, Interpersonal Communication, Epistemology, Discourse Analysis
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Hofstetter, Emily – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
This paper contributes an analysis of practices for managing a preallocated turn-taking system in board games, expanding existing studies of preallocation beyond question-answer sequences. Although board games have existed for thousands of years across human cultures, and despite being a widely used method of data elicitation in many fields of…
Descriptors: Games, Adults, Behavior, Play
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Hwang, Heeju – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
It is well known that English speakers produce fewer pronouns when discourse contexts include more than one entity that matches the gender of the pronoun, i.e., gender effect. It is controversial, however, what causes the gender effect. Some suggest that it results from speakers' avoidance of linguistic ambiguity, while others suggest that it…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Ambiguity (Semantics), Mandarin Chinese, Native Speakers
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Ping, Raedy; Church, R. B.; Decatur, Mary-Anne; Larson, Samuel W.; Zinchenko, Elena; Goldin-Meadow, Susan – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
In this study, adults naïve to organic chemistry drew stereoisomers of molecules and explained their drawings. From these explanations, we identified nine strategies that participants expressed during those explanations. Five of the nine strategies referred to properties of the molecule that were explanatorily "irrelevant" to solving the…
Descriptors: Adults, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Freehand Drawing
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Andersson, Marta; Sundberg, Rolf – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
Through a structured examination of four English causal discourse connectives, our article tackles a gap in the existing research, which focuses mainly on written language production, and entirely lacks attests on English spoken discourse. Given the alleged general nature of English connectives commonly emphasized in the literature, the underlying…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English, Speech Communication, Discourse Analysis
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Boeynaems, Amber; Burgers, Christian; Konijn, Elly A. – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
The rhetoric used by right-wing anti-immigration politicians is considered important to their political success. Such rhetoric commonly contains figurative frames with metaphor and/or hyperbole. In two experiments (n[subscript experiment1] = 411, n[subscript experiment2] = 407), we tested when and how such figurative frames add to the intense and…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Persuasive Discourse, Immigration, Voting
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Heath, Christian; Luff, Paul – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
There has been a long-standing interest in projection and the resources on which participants rely to produce and recognize the import and organization of turns at talk. Less attention has been paid to the character of the activity in which utterances form part and the ways in which embodied action enables the intelligibility, coordination, and in…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Surgery, Intelligibility, Task Analysis
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