Discourse comprehension.

  title={Discourse comprehension.},
  author={Arthur C. Graesser and Keith K. Millis and Rolf A. Zwaan},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
The field of discourse processing has dissected many of the levels of representation that are constructed when individuals read or listen to connected discourse. These levels include the surface code, the propositional textbase, the referential situation model, the communication context, and the discourse genre. Discourse psychologists have developed models that specify how these levels are mentally represented and how they are dynamically built during comprehension. This chapter focuses on the… CONTINUE READING