The Role of Intention in the Construction and Updating of Situation Model

Li Wang

Abstract


This paper examines the role of intention in the construction and updating of situation models. In the experiment, we studied readers’ reaction to three versions of situations (consistent, inconsistent and deviously consistent). By repeated measure ANOVA anaylysis, the present study concludes that readers follow the protagnist’s intention to construct and update situation models. Readers’ English proficiency significantly affects readers’ text processing in deviously consistent and inconsistent situation models.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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