CP_lang3_pres - SEMANTIC COMPLEXITY AND SENTENCE...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: SEMANTIC COMPLEXITY AND SENTENCE COMPREHENSION Kintsch (1974) varies the propositional density of sentences in text samples: Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome, took the women of Sabine by force [ 4 propositions ] Cleopatras downfall lay in her foolish trust of the fickle figures of the Roman world. [ 8 propositions ] density predicts reading time better than other factors like word length or syntax structure suggests that reading time per proposition is a good measure of readability DISCOURSE PROCESSING: Cross-sentence Inferences in Text Comprehension Anaphoric inference Fischler won the prize. He celebrated. . Instrumental inference The professor [ shot/killed/hated ] the dean. When the gun was found . . Causal inference Machen took an aspirin. His headache faded quickly. . Predictive inference You hear the siren blaring as the squad car approaches. You cant afford to get another ticket this week. 8 0 0 9 0 0...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course EXP 3604 taught by Professor Fasig during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

Page1 / 6

CP_lang3_pres - SEMANTIC COMPLEXITY AND SENTENCE...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online