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Linguistic Processing

Readers use linguistic markers while reading to understand the coherence of text. These markers include their knowledge of pronoun reference, recognition of given and new information, conjunctions, verb tense, temporal ordering, and punctuation. Markers in expository text also include headers and highlighted words. This monitoring while reading helps readers mentally construct logical relationships within the text.