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Wintermantel, Margret and Ursula Christmann. 1983. Person description: Some empirical findings concerning the production and reproduction of a specific text type. In Rickheit, Gert and Michael Bock, eds. Psycholinguistic studies in language processing. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 137–151.
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A report of two studies, one showing that there is a stable distribution of attributional, actional and interactional proposition sequences in the production of person descriptions, the other one showing that understanding a person description is a meaning construction process with the constructive activity being dependent on the propositional structure underlying the text.