The Cognitive Representation and Processing of Discourse: Function and Dysfunction

  • Carl H. Frederiksen
  • Robert J. Bracewell
  • Alain Breuleux
  • André Renaud
Part of the Springer Series in Neuropsychology book series (SSNEUROPSYCHOL)


Natural language discourse, when viewed from a cognitive and psychological perspective, is a manifestation in extended natural language productions of conceptual representations and thought processes. A discourse reflects knowledge (of the writer or speaker as well as the reader or listener), purpose in communicating meaning through language, and the cognitive processes required to produce and comprehend knowledge and represent it as discourse. Thus, to a cognitive psychologist, discourse is viewed in terms of the knowledge and processes that generated it and that are required to understand it.


Reading Comprehension Semantic Representation Semantic Network Semantic Structure Expert Model 
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  • Carl H. Frederiksen
  • Robert J. Bracewell
  • Alain Breuleux
  • André Renaud

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