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ERIC Number: ED078381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 11
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Reading: Product and Process in Language Use.
Page, William D.
Reading has been viewed both as a product and as a process. The product view of reading is generally associated with static information produced by testing techniques. A major difficulty with the product view seems to be that reading is treated as though it is stopped in time, captured in the static scores of tests. This feature of the product view will have to be dealt with to avoid misisomorphism between a product theory of reading and the complex, changing referent for that theory as it exists in process. The process view of reading is concerned with the total process of reading from beginning to end. Two important aspects of the process view are the author and the reader. The author's graphic output is the reader's graphic input. A communicative transformation occurs when the reader, independent of the author, moves into the time and place conditions that permit sense perception of the author's graphic output. From the meaning, constructed, reconstructed, or both, the reader constructs knowledge. The analogies of meaning are in long term memory, fully available for intensive processing. (WR)
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Note: Paper presented at the Dakota State College Reading Conference (Madison, South Dakota, April 20, 1972)