Identification of the structure of prose and its implications for the study of reading and memory

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Abstract

A presentation is given of Meyer's (1974) system for analyzing the organization of information in textual materials. This system is based on Fillmore's (1968) case grammar and Grimes' (1974) semantic grammar of propositions. In addition, the need for such a technique in educational research and practice is pointed out, as well as, comparing Meyer's system to that of three different approaches to prose analysis. Also, the use of the structure of prose in two studies on reading and memory is described. Implications of this structural variable are discussed for other investigations into reading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-47
Number of pages41
JournalJournal of Literacy Research
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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