Verbal efficiency in reading ability

by Charles A. Perfetti
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Abstract

components of reading comprehension / local text processing and text modeling / semantic encoding / propositional encoding / integrative processes / discourse types / reader's text model individual differences in reading ability / schema factors are insufficient verbal efficiency theory / general assumptions of the theory / central features of verbal efficiency theory / specific ability hypotheses within verbal efficiency theory evidence for the theory / lexical access / sentence verification / working memory / verbal arithmetic instructional implications of verbal efficiency

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