Discourse Comprehension: Essays in Honor of Walter Kintsch

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Charles A. Weaver, III, Suzanne Mannes, C. Randy Fletcher
Routledge, Dec 6, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 440 pages
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This volume is derived from presentations given at a conference hosted in Boulder, Colorado in honor of the 60th birthday of Walter Kintsch. Though the contents of the talks, and thus the chapters, varied widely, all had one thing in common -- they were inspired to some degree by the work of Walter Kintsch. When making plans for an edited book centered around this conference, the editors had a primary goal: to acknowledge the wide variety of researchers and research areas Kintsch had influenced. As a consequence, one of the more unusual elements of this volume is the diversity of the contributors.

Researchers from six different countries contributed chapters to this book which is loosely organized around three main thrusts of Kintsch's work:
* text-based representations that explain how meaning in a text is constructed,
* situation models which represent what the text is about rather than what a text literally says, and
* the construction-integration model, Kintsch's most recent work in discourse comprehension.
 

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Contents

A Brief Biography Peter G Polson
1
Charles A Perfetti and M Anne Britt
11
W K Estes
35
Bennet B Murdock
49
James G Greeno
65
Directions for Research Gail McKoon and Roger Ratcliff
97
Arthur C Graesser Rolf A Zwaan
117
Morton Ann Gemsbacher
141
Janice M Keenan and Tracy M Jennings
233
Metamemory and Control in Extended Memory Systems Wolfgang SchOnpflug and Klaus Berthold Esser ...
245
An Extension to the ConstructionIntegration Model Franz Schmalhofer ...
257
Fritz C Staub and Kurt Reusser
285
Applications of the ConstructionIntegration Model Suzanne Mannes and Stephanie Doane ...
307
Susan R Goldman and Sashank Varma
337
Jose F Arocha and Vimla L Patel
359
A Brief Personal History of the Kintschvan Dijk Theory Teun A van Dijk ...
383

Mark A McDaniel Doreen Blischak and Gilles O Einstein
157
Extensions of the Kintsch and van Dijk Model Charles A Weaver 1Il Deborah S Bryant and Kevin D Burns ...
177
Charles R Fletcher Erik J Arthur and Robert C Skeate
195
Isabelle Tapiero and Guy Denhiere
211
Suzanne Mannes
411
Author Index
413
Subject Index
423
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