Publication details [#8353]

Sanford, Anthony J. and Simon C. Garrod. 1981. Understanding written language: Explorations of comprehension beyond the sentence. J. Wiley. xiv + 224 pp.
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Book – monograph
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Psychological approach to the processes by which the written word comes to be understood by the reader. A comprehensive theory of these processes is proposed in which due attention is paid to the textual mode, the nature of background assumptions (as represented in frames, scripts, scenarios), focus and foregrounding, the dynamic aspects of understanding, goals, etc..