ERIC Number: ED211947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Using Text Comprehension as a Metaphor for Understanding Text Production: Building Bridges between Reading and Writing.
Kucer, Stephen B.
Drawing upon reading and text comprehension theories and the sociolinguistic studies of M. A. K. Halliday and R. Hasan, this paper builds theoretical links between the reading and writing processes. The major portion of the paper discusses the five language concepts that undergird both processes: (1) text processing in both reading and writing results in knowledge acquisition, integration, and use, as the reader or writer seeks and activates relevant schemata; (2) text processing is preceded and directed by the language user's understanding of the context of situation in which the processing occurs; (3) the reader or writer employs cognitive and linguistic information processing strategies when creating meanings in or from text; (4) text processing and comprehension are guided by a central limited capacity processor that monitors and allocates the resources of the system, synthesizes the data being processed, and keeps account of the alternative meanings and structures until such time that one is selected for realization; and (5) the processing of text is guided by the previous discourse processed and the current cognitive text worlds that have resulted from, as well as guided, such processing. (Figures illustrating the text are included.) (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Writing Relationship; Schemata; Theory Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (31st, Dallas, TX, December 2-5, 1981).