Relevance before, during, and after discourse experiences

David Neil Rapp*, Matthew T. McCrudden

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Abstract

Relevance plays an important role when we prepare to read, during our reading activities, and even after reading is completed. The current chapter highlights empirical research on this role for relevance based on work in cognitive and educational psychology. Multi-method projects from these fields have usefully identified the underlying cognitive processes enacted as readers engage with texts, as well as the behavioral consequences of those processes. The accumulating findings have informed understandings of the nature of our discourse experiences. The goal of this work, and the current chapter, is to provide a theoretical account of relevance as related to discourse comprehension and production, as well as to support the design of instructional activities and interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRelevance and Irrelevance
Subtitle of host publicationTheories, Factors and Challenges
PublisherDe Gruyter Saur
Pages141-160
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783110472509
ISBN (Print)9783110470185
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2018

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Rapp, D. N., & McCrudden, M. T. (2018). Relevance before, during, and after discourse experiences. In Relevance and Irrelevance: Theories, Factors and Challenges (pp. 141-160). De Gruyter Saur. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110472509-007
Rapp, David Neil ; McCrudden, Matthew T. / Relevance before, during, and after discourse experiences. Relevance and Irrelevance: Theories, Factors and Challenges. De Gruyter Saur, 2018. pp. 141-160
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