Narrative Comprehension, Causality, and Coherence: Essays in Honor of Tom Trabasso

Synopsis

This volume provides an excellent overview of the field of discourse processes, capturing both its breadth and its depth. World-renowned researchers present the latest theoretical developments and thought-provoking empirical data. In doing so, they cover a broad range of communicative activities, including text comprehension, conversational communication, argumentation, television or media viewing, and more.

A central theme across all chapters concerns the notion that coherence determines the interpretation of the communication. The various chapters illustrate the many forms that coherence can take, and explore its role in different communicative settings.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Arthur C. Graesser
  • Paul Van Den Broek
  • Joseph P. Magliano
  • Mary Gustafson
  • Edward J. O'Brien
  • Arthur C. Graesser
  • Paul Van Den Broek
  • Joseph P. Magliano
  • Mary Gustafson
  • Edward J. O'Brien
  • Jerome L. Myers
  • Katja Wiemer-hastings
  • Rolf A. Zwaan
  • Gordon H. Bower
  • Mike Rinck
  • Susan R. Goldman
  • Keisha O'Banion Varma
  • Diana Sharp
  • Pietro Boscolo
  • Lerida Cisotto
  • Murray Singer
  • Nathalie Gagnon
  • Charles R. Fletcher
  • Sarah Lucas
  • M. Anne Britt
  • Charles A. Perfetti
  • Rebecca Sandak
  • James F. Voss
  • Jennifer Wiley
  • Hildy Ross
  • Michael Ross
  • Anne Wilson
  • Melissa Smith
  • Nancy L. Stein
  • Rachael A. Sheldrick
  • Sara C. Broaders
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1999