Andrea Santana

Andrea Santana
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso | PUCV · Institute of Literature and Language Sciences

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Previous corpus-based studies (Ibáñez, Moncada & Cárcamo, 2019) have identified the most and the least frequent coherence relations in Chilean primary school textbooks. Based on these findings, in this study, we explored the effect of exposure to coherence relations on their processing and comprehension. We expected the most frequent coherence rela...
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This study classifies hyperlinks or Complementary Digital Resources (CDR) present on the printed version of School Textbooks in terms of the a) Knowledge Genres or Curricular Genres to which they lead and b) the functions they play in the process of knowledge recontextualization. For this, a corpus constituted by 89 hyperlinks extracted from Langua...
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The purpose of this study was to compare: 1) the connective expressions (CEs) used to signal causal coherence relations in primary school textbooks from four different school subjects (variety); 2) patterns of use of these CEs in terms of the types and number of causal relations they signal across subjects (functionality); 3) patterns of use of the...
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Language users have preferences for the connectives they choose to express causal relations. These choices may depend on the subjectivity involved in the relation. Dutch connectives illustrate this situation clearly: want (‘since/for’) is preferred typically for expressing subjective relations and omdat (‘because’) for objective ones. While various...
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The objective of the present study was to characterize, according to readability indicators, two of the most frequent Knowledge Genres in the Textbook of Language and Communication of the Eighth Grade in Chile: Content Exposition and Note. Indicators belonging to word, sentence and discursive dimensions, were considered to semi automatically analyz...
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Connectedness is an inherent property of discourse: We generate a mental representation of discourse by relating information units of text. These units can be two or more discursive segments that are connected through coherence relations (e.g., consequence-cause). This connection leads us to create a cognitive representation of what is communicated...
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Corpus-based studies in various languages have demonstrated that some connectives are used preferentially to express subjective versus objective meanings, for example, omdat vs. want in Dutch. However, Spanish connectives have been understudied from this perspective. Moreover, most of the studies of subjectivity have focused on explicit relations a...
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Causality and subjectivity are relevant cognitive principles in the categorization of coherence relations and connectives. Studies in various languages have shown how both notions can explain the meaning and use of different connectives. However, the Spanish language has been understudied from this perspective. Also, most of the existing research o...
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In this study, we compare the way in which coherence is articulated in the written academic discourse in Spanish of two disciplines (Biology and Law). To do so, we use a top down - bottom up framework of analysis from which a series of criteria for the identification and description of coherence relations aroused. Those criteria were applied to a c...
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For the last forty years, a great number of studies regarding referential coherence and its processing has been carried out. In most of them, pronoun disambiguation is understood as an invariable phenomenon. From our perspective, due to the type and amount of knowledge involved, during academic reading, the way certain factors affect this type of p...
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Due to the importance that abstracts holds in scientific communication, during the last decades several specialists have studied it. Many of them have focused on the rhetorical organization of this genre (Dos Santos 1996; Hyland 2000; Martín-Martín 2003; Lorés 2004), and their results have systematically demonstrated that such organization varies a...

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