ERIC Number: ED155680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Toward a Definition of Reading.
Standal, Timothy C.
The four main components of the reading process are as follows: (1) physiological, the apprehension of printed symbols by the eyes and the engagement of the brain and the nervous system; (2) phonological, hearing the words in the mind's ear; (3) understanding, requiring semantic knowledge, syntactic knowledge, and related prior experience on the part of the reader; and (4) learning change, an addition or change in the person's mental "data base" which is usually unobservable. The components are, in different senses, hierarchical and holistic. Failure of the reading process can be analyzed as a failure of one or several component processes. (DS)
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