Constructing inferences during narrative text comprehension.

  title={Constructing inferences during narrative text comprehension.},
  author={Arthur C. Graesser and Murray Singer and Tom Trabasso},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={101 3},
The authors describe a constructionist theory that accounts for the knowledge-based inferences that are constructed when readers comprehend narrative text. Readers potentially generate a rich variety of inferences when they construct a referential situation model of what the text is about. The proposed constructionist theory specifies that some, but not all, of this information is constructed under most conditions of comprehension. The distinctive assumptions of the constructionist theory… 

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