Publication details [#11779]

Perfetti, Charles A. 1997. Sentences, Individual Differences, and Multiple Texts: Three Issues in Text Comprehension. Discourse Processes 23 (3) : 337–355. 19 pp.
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Ablex Publishing Company


A progress report on three problematic areas of discourse comprehension: (1) the influence of individual sentences on discourse understanding, (2) individual differences in discourse comprehension (such as word and memory sources of such differences) and relative ignorance about higher level causal issues, (3) the representation of multiple texts with a situational contrast and text models, illustrated by way of a recent model, the Documents Model.