Inferring from Language

Inferring from Language

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ISBN-13: 9783540093862
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 08/28/1979
Series: Springer Series in Language and Communication , #4
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 1.1 Cognition and Language Behavior.- 1.2 Comprehension and Inferences.- 1.3 Types of Comprehension Research.- 1.4 Methodology of the Present Research.- 1.5 Overview of the Present Study.- I Processing Comparative Relations.- 2 Empirical Questions.- 2.1 Theories About Three-Term Series Problems.- 2.2 Some Empirical Evidence.- 2.3 Concluding Remarks.- 3 A Model for Solving Verbal Problems.- 3.1 Experiment I.- 3.1.1 Method.- 3.1.2 Results.- 3.1.3 Discussion.- 4 Storing the Information During a Time Interval.- 4.1 Experiment II.- 4.1.1 Method.- 4.1.2 Results and Discussion.- 4.2 Experiment III.- 4.2.1 Method.- 4.2.2 Results and Discussion.- 4.3 Experiment IV.- 4.3.1 Method.- 4.3.2 Results and Discussion.- 5 Solving Pictorial Problems.- 5.1 Experiment V.- 5.1.1 Method.- 5.1.2 Results.- 5.1.3 Discussion.- 5.2 Experiment VI.- 5.2.1 Method.- 5.2.2 Results.- 5.2.3 Discussion.- Conclusion.- II Processing Conditional Relations.- 6 On the Interpretation of Conditional Conjunctions.- 6.1 Experiment I.- 6.1.1 Method.- 6.1.2 Results.- 6.1.3 Discussion.- 6.2 Experiment II.- 6.2.1 Method.- 6.2.2 Results and Discussion.- 7 Storing Conditional Relations.- 7.1 Experiment III.- 7.1.1 Method.- 7.1.2 Results.- 7.1.3 Discussion.- 8 The Processing of Conditional Sentences.- 8.1 Experiment IV.- 8.1.1 Method.- 8.1.2 Results.- 8.1.3 Discussion.- 8.1.4 Conclusion.- III Foreground and Background Information in Inferential Processes.- 9 Presupposed or Background Information.- 9.1 Experiment I.- 9.1.1 Method.- 9.1.2 Results.- 9.2 Experiment II.- 9.2.1 Method.- 9.2.2 Results.- 10 Differences in Background Information.- 10.1 Experiment III.- 10.1.1 Method.- 10.1.2 Results.- 11 Dependency of Background Information on Context.- 11.1 Experiment IV.- 11.1.1 Method.- 11.1.2 Results.- 11.1.3 Discussion.- 11.2 Experiment V.- 11.2.1 Method.- 11.2.2 Results.- 11.2.3 Discussion.- 12 Variability of Foreground and Background Information.- 12.1 Experiment VI.- 12.1.1 Method.- 12.1.2 Results.- 12.1.3 Discussion.- Conclusion.- 13 Summary and Conclusions.- 13.1 Summary.- 13.1.1 Part I: Comparative Relations.- 13.1.2 Part II: Conditional Relations.- 13.1.3 Part III: Foreground and Background Information.- 13.2 Conclusions.- References.- Author Index.

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