Ted J.M. Sanders

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ted J.M. Sanders plays a role.


Discourse, Cognition and Communication

Edited by Ted J.M. Sanders and Leo Lentz

Special issue of Information Design Journal 15:3 (2007) ii, 107 pp.
Subjects Cognitive psychology | Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Text Representation: Linguistic and psycholinguistic aspects

Edited by Ted J.M. Sanders, Joost Schilperoord and Wilbert Spooren

[Human Cognitive Processing, 8] 2001. viii, 363 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Pragmatics


Studies in several languages find that causal connectives differ from one another in their prototypical meaning and use, which provides insight into language users’ cognitive categorization of causal relations in discourse. Subjectivity plays a vital role in this process. Using an integrated… read more | Article
Sangers, Nina L., Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Ted J.M. Sanders and Hans Hoeken. 2020. Vivid elements in Dutch educational texts. Narrative Inquiry 30:1, pp. 185–209
Educational publishers often make their expository texts more vivid, by making them emotionally interesting, concrete and imagery-provoking, and proximate in a sensory, temporal, or spatial way. Previous studies have found mixed results regarding the effects of vividness on the attractiveness,… read more | Article
Sanders, Ted J.M. and Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul. 2019. Chapter 10. Subjectivity and Causality in discourse and cognition: Evidence from corpus analyses, acquisition and processing. Empirical Studies of the Construction of Discourse, Loureda, Óscar, Inés Recio Fernández, Laura Nadal and Adriana Cruz (eds.), pp. 273–298
Cognitively oriented linguists have various linguistic resources at their disposal, and therefore need to develop methodological strategies of when to use which method. This chapter illustrates the benefits of using converging evidence. We review research results from several methodologies,… read more | Chapter
Hoek, Jet, Sandrine Zufferey, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul and Ted J.M. Sanders. 2018. The linguistic marking of coherence relations: Interactions between connectives and segment-internal elements. Pragmatics & Cognition 25:2, pp. 276–309
Connectives and cue phrases are the most prototypical linguistic elements that signal coherence relations, but by limiting our attention to connectives, we are likely missing out on important other cues readers and listeners use when establishing coherence relations. However, defining the role of… read more | Article
Li, Fang, Willem M. Mak, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul and Ted J.M. Sanders. 2017. On the online effects of subjectivity encoded in causal connectives. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 15:1, pp. 34–57
Causal relations between sentences differ in terms of subjectivity: they can be objective (based on facts) or subjective (based on reasoning). Subjective relations lead to longer reading times than objective relations. Causal connectives differ in the degree to which they encode this subjectivity.… read more | Article
Veen, Rosie van, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Ted J.M. Sanders and Huub van den Bergh. 2014. “Why? Because I’m talking to you!” Parental input and cognitive complexity as determinants of children’s connective acquisition. The Pragmatics of Discourse Coherence: Theories and applications, Gruber, Helmut and Gisela Redeker (eds.), pp. 209–242
We report a series of longitudinal studies on children’s acquisition of Dutch, English and German causal connectives supporting a model in which children’s cognitive development, parental input and the cognitive complexity of different types of causality are brought into a systematic… read more | Article
This article focuses on the influence of connectives (because, so) and layout (continuous placement of sentences versus each sentence beginning on a new line) on the quality of students’ mental representations. By using multiple comprehension tasks, we found that cohesive text features have… read more | Article
Li, Fang, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul and Ted J.M. Sanders. 2013. Subjectivity and result marking in Mandarin. Chinese Language and Discourse 4:1, pp. 74–119
Recent corpus studies have shown that differences in subjectivity − the degree to which speakers express themselves in an utterance − can account for the usage of causal connectives (because, so) in major European languages. If the notion of subjectivity is a basic cognitive principle, it ought to… read more | Article
The connectives daardoor (as a result) and dus (so) can both mark forward causality in Dutch. However, they differ in specificity and subjectivity. Daardoor gives the reader a very specific instruction, since it can only mark objective cause/effect relations. Dus can not only mark subjective… read more | Article
Mak, Willem M. and Ted J.M. Sanders. 2010. Incremental discourse processing: How coherence relations influence the resolution of pronouns. The Linguistics Enterprise: From knowledge of language to knowledge in linguistics, Everaert, Martin B.H., Tom Lentz, Hannah N.M. De Mulder, Øystein Nilsen and Arjen Zondervan (eds.), pp. 167–182
The importance of the discourse level for the study of language and linguistics can hardly be overestimated. The study of text and discourse has become an increasingly important area over the last decades, both in linguistics and in psychology. In this paper we report on experiments which add to… read more | Article
Sanders, Ted J.M. and Wilbert Spooren. 2009. The cognition of discourse coherence. Discourse, of Course: An overview of research in discourse studies, Renkema, Jan (ed.), pp. 197–212
Weijen, Daphne van, Huub van den Bergh, Gert Rijlaarsdam and Ted J.M. Sanders. 2008. Differences in Process and Process-Product Relations in L2 Writing. Learning and Teaching L2 Writing, Weijen, Daphne van, Elke Van Steendam and Gert Rijlaarsdam (eds.), pp. 203–226
This study examines whether writers vary how they write under influence of the changing task situation when writing in a second language (L2) and, if so, whether differences in the way they write are related to variations in text quality. Twenty first year students wrote four texts each in their L2… read more | Article
Linguists have distinguished between various types of causal relations. For instance, Pander Maat & Sanders (2000; 2001) distinguish between different kinds of causal relations: objective and subjective causal relations. A connective provides explicit processing instructions on how the first… read more | Article
Sanders, Ted J.M. and Leo Lentz. 2007. Discourse, cognition and communication. Discourse, Cognition and Communication, Sanders, Ted J.M. and Leo Lentz (eds.), pp. 197–198
Sanders, Ted J.M., Jentine Land and Gerben Mulder. 2007. Linguistics markers of coherence improve text comprehension in functional contexts. Discourse, Cognition and Communication, Sanders, Ted J.M. and Leo Lentz (eds.), pp. 219–235
Text coherence can be marked linguistically by using connectives and lexical signals that make coherence relations explicit. This study focuses on the influence of such markers on text comprehension in ecologically valid contexts. A first experiment shows how readers in a business meeting and in a… read more | Article
Sanders, Ted J.M. and Wilbert Spooren. 2001. Text representation as an interface between language and its users. Text Representation: Linguistic and psycholinguistic aspects, Sanders, Ted J.M., Joost Schilperoord and Wilbert Spooren (eds.), pp. 1 ff.
Sanders, Ted J.M. and Wilbert Spooren. 1999. Communicative Intentions and Coherence Relations. Coherence in Spoken and Written Discourse: How to create it and how to describe it, Bublitz, Wolfram, Uta Lenk and Eija Ventola (eds.), pp. 235 ff.
Schilperoord, Joost and Ted J.M. Sanders. 1997. Pauses, Cognitive Rhythms and Discourse Structure: An Empirical Study of Discourse Production. Discourse and Perspective in Cognitive Linguistics, Liebert, Wolf-Andreas, Gisela Redeker and Linda R. Waugh (eds.), pp. 247 ff.
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What is it that makes a text a good text? The answer to this question is of vital concern to education in writing. Evaluation of children's texts requires explicit and well-founded criteria for text quality. In this article it is argued that text structure should be considered as an important… read more | Article