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ERIC Number: ED133750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 6
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Do Readers Make Meaning?
Bleich, David
The question of whether readers subjectively perceive the meaning of written materials is a specific form of the more general issue of whether human beings make or find knowledge. The subjectivist paradigm asserts that the first priority in the search for knowledge is the individual's awareness of personal motives for obtaining that knowledge. The simplest path to understanding the perception of meaning is, therefore, awareness of the role of the individual's motivationally based language system as the agency of consciousness and self-direction. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, 1976.