ERIC Number: ED181431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Background Knowledge and Reading Comprehension. Reading Education Report No. 13.
Adams, Marilyn; Bruce, Bertram
Some of the aspects of the author/reader relationship that make communication possible are discussed in this paper. The paper begins by describing the most important components of that relationship. Next, through an analysis of two readings of one of Aesop's fables, it illustrates the way the author and the reader must depend on these components. It then focuses on three kinds of knowledge that the author and reader must use for successful communication to take place: conceptual knowledge, social knowledge, and story knowledge. Finally, it discusses implications of this work for reading education. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.