Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
FERREIRA, Sandra Patrícia Ataíde and DIAS, Maria da Graça Bompastor Borges. Reading, sense production and the inferential process. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.3, pp. 439-448. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722004000300012.
In texts sense production the reader plays an active role, being the inferences an important cognitive process during this activity. It is believed, therefore, that reading comprehension is not guided, just, by the graphic marks of the text, but, above all, by what those marks have to say and by the way the reader apprehends and interprets the intention passed by the author. It is also believed that this interpretation happens at the reader/author interaction moment, generating senses that vary according to the reader and the nature of such interaction.
Keywords : inferences; text; sense production.