This book brings together linguistics and psycholinguistics. Text representation is considered a cognitive entity: a mental construct that plays a crucial role in both text production and text understanding. The focus is on referential and relational coherence and the role of linguistic characteristics as processing instructions from a text linguistic and discourse psychology point of view. Consequently, this book presents various research methodologies: linguistic analysis, text analysis, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, argumentation analysis, and the experimental psycholinguistic study of text processing. The authors compare, test, and evaluate linguistic and processing theories of text representation. A state of the art volume in an emerging field of interest, located at the very heart of our communicative behavior: the study of text and text representation.
1. Preface; 2. Text representation as an interface between language and its users (by Sanders, Ted); 3. Section 1. A ccessibility in text and text processing; 4. Accessibility theory: An overview (by Ariel, Mira); 5. The influence of text cues on the allocation of attention during reading (by Gaddy, Michelle L.); 6. Lexical access in text production: On the role of salience in metaphor resonance (by Giora, Rachel); 7. Section 2. Relational coherence in text and text processing; 8. Semantic and Pragmatic relations and their intended effects (by Knott, Alistair); 9. On the production of causal-contrastive although sentences in context (by Noordman, Leo); 10. Beyond elaboration: The interaction of relations and focus in coherent text (by Knott, Alistair); 11. Unstressed en /and as a marker of joint relevance (by Pander Maat, Henk); 12. Argumentation, explanation and causality: An exploration of current linguistic approaches to textual relations (by Snoeck Henkemans, A. Francisca); 13. Section 3. From text representation to knowledge representation; 14. Constructing inferences and relations during text comprehension (by Graesser, Arthur C.); 15. Thinking about bodies of knowledge: Tests of a model for predicting thoughts (by Britton, Bruce K.); 16. Section 4. Segmentation in text and text representation; 17. Conceptual and linguistic processes in text production: Interactive or autonomous? (by Schilperoord, Joost); 18. Subordination and discourse segmentation revisited, or: Why matrix clauses may be more dependent than complements (by Verhagen, Arie); 19. Subject index