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The representation of meaning in memory

Author: Walter Kintsch
Publisher: London : Psychology Press, Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Psychology library editions., Memory.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kintsch, Walter.
Representation of Meaning in Memory (PLE: Memory).
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Kintsch
ISBN: 9781317744894 1317744896 9781315794563 131579456X
OCLC Number: 880827207
Notes: Originally published in 1974, this volume presents empirical and theoretical investigations of the role of meaning in psychological processes. A theory is proposed for the representation of the meaning of texts, employing ordered lists of propositions. The author explores the adequacy of this representation, with respect to the demands made upon such formulations by logicians and linguists. A sufficiently large number of problems are encompassed by the propositional theory to justify its use in psychological research into memory and language comprehension. A number of different experi.
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; 1 ORIENTING ATTITUDES; PART I THEORY; 2 A PROPOSITIONAL THEORY FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF MEANING IN KNOWLEDGE AND MEMORY; 1. Propositions; 2. The Text Base; 3. The Structure of Semantic Memory; 4. Acceptability and Metaphors; 5. Psychological Process Models; 3 ON THE ADEQUACY OF PROPOSITIONAL TEXT BASES FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF MEANING; 1. Definite and Indefinite Description; 2. Quantification; 3. Modality; 4. Implication and Presupposition; 5. Location, Time, and Tense. 6. Conclusion4 A PROCESS MODEL FOR EPISODIC MEMORY: THE ENCODING AND RETRIEVAL OF EXPERIENCES; 1. Critical Issues; 2. A General Theory of Storage, Organization, and Retrieval in Episodic Memory; 3. Applications; 4. Discussion; PART II EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIO; 5 ON THE ABSTRACT NATURE OF THE MEMORY REPRESENTATIONS FOR TEXTS; 1. Drawing Inferences from Syntactically Simple and Complex Paragraphs; 2. Inference Latencies and Paragraph Length; 6 THE PSYCHOLOGICAL REALITY OF TEXT BASES I: READING RATE AND COMPREHENSION; 7 THE PSYCHOLOGICAL REALITY OF TEXT BASES II: SENTENCE MEMORY. 1. Recall of Propositions as a Function of their Position in the Hierarchical Structure2. Effects of Propositional Structure upon Sentence Recall; 8 MEMORY FOR INFORMATION INFERRED DURING READING; 1. The Identification of Explicitly and Implicitly Presented Information; 2. Response Latencies to Explicit and Implicit Statements as a Function of the Delay Between Reading and Test; 9 MEMORY SEARCH I: PARAGRAPH MEMORY AND THE RETRIEVAL OF INFORMATION; 1. Experiment I: Latencies of True-False Judgments as a Function of the Length of Paragraphs. 2. Experiment II: Recognition Latencies as a Function of Paragraph Length3. Discussion; 10 MEMORY SEARCH II: THE USE OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE VERIFICATION OF STATEMENTS; 1. Review; 2. Judgments of Semantic Acceptability; 3. Theoretical Implications; 11 LEXICAL DECOMPOSITION: COMPRESSION AND MEMORY; 1. The Problem; 2. Experiments on Processing Difficulty; 3. Memory Experiments; Conclusion; 12 INTERIM CONCLUSIONS; REFERENCES; AUTHOR INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX.
Series Title: Psychology library editions., Memory.
Responsibility: Walter Kintsch, with the collaboration of Edward J. Crothers [and others].

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