Text and Text Processing

Text and Text Processing

1st Edition - June 1, 1991

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  • Editors: G. Denhiere, J.P. Rossi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080867335

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The book presents the state-of-the-art in major aspects of text analysis and cognitive text processing by some of the most well-known European and American researchers in the field of text-linguistics and cognitive psychology. Comprehensive views and new perspectives are proposed in the following topics: cognitive and metacognitive aspects of text processing, structures and processes involved in the construction of multi-level semantic representations in relation with text and reader characteristics, achievement of local and global coherence of meaning during reading and comprehension, assessment of knowledge, knowledge acquisition of concepts and complex systems by text, and cognitive and metacognitive aspects of text production.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword. Text Representation: Structures and Processes. Input-Output: Processing and representation (J.-P. Rossi). Constructing multiple semantic representations in comprehending and producing discourse (C.H. Frederiksen and J. Donin). The mental representation of the text. Relationship between text characteristics and characteristics of mental representation (A. Flammer and R. Luthi). Text typologies: A cognitive approach (M. Fayol). Cognitive and metacognitive aspects of text processing (B.E. Kurtz). Knowledge Acquisition from Text. The role of knowledge in discourse comprehension: A construction-integration model (W. Kintsch). Mental models and acquisition of knowledge from text: Representation and acquisition of functional systems (S. Baudet and G. Denhière). Knowledge modification during reading (S.-P. Ballstaedt and H. Mandl). Coherence in semantic representations: Text comprehension and acquisition of concepts (J.-F. Le Ny). Acquisition, updating and ordering of knowledge in the reading of press agency wires (J. François). Coherence: Perspectives in Linguistic and Cognitive Research. Aspects of textual continuity: Linguistic approaches (M. Charolles and M.-F. Ehrlich). Aspects of textual continuity: Psycholinguistic approaches (M.-F. Ehrlich and M. Charolles). Pronouns and cognitive connexity (S. Garrod). The development of coherence in narratives by understanding intentional action (T. Trabasso). Text Production: Cognitive Aspects. Production: Planning and control (E. Esperet). The analysis of writers' think-aloud protocols: Developing a principled coding scheme for ill-structured tasks (A. Breuleux). Production of argumentative discourse: The textual function of statements considered important by the speaker (P. Coirier). Towards the generation of discourse units in conversation (U.M. Quasthoff). Strategies in discourse production: Computational models (V.L. Zammuner). Author index. Subject index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 410
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1991
  • Published: June 1, 1991
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080867335

About the Editors

G. Denhiere

Affiliations and Expertise

Université de Paris, Saint-Denis, France

J.P. Rossi

Affiliations and Expertise

Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France

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