ERIC Number: ED149628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Reading as Communication. Melanges Pedagogiques, 1977.
For many teachers of reading comprehension, the establishment of communicative competence as the important criterion of analysis has brought about new and interesting insights into their work. But as more and more analyses of written texts refer to communicative analysis, it may be time to pause and think about what different people mean by communication when talking about reading skills. The following paper describes communication, as defined by researchers at C.R.A.P.E.L. in their attempt to improve the communicative competence of students in relation to reading as an individual skill. The discourse level is distinguished from the communicative level, and this division is explained by means of an analysis of three texts, two scientific and one general. Criteria for distinguishing between the two levels are proposed, as well as directions for further research. (Author/CLK)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communicative Competence (Languages), Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Language Research, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Written Language
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.