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ERIC Number: ED197281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
The Reader and the Text.
Chapman, L. John
Language studies examining the language-thought relationship are important as are those that study other psychological factors concerned with the storage of knowledge. Since language is a product of the social process, it is important to consider that the meaning intended by the sender of the message (author) may not be the meaning decoded by the receiver (reader). Studies that examine language variation, particularly dialect and register, affect the classroom, for different curriculum subjects often have their own distinctive registers. Reading comprehension is also affected by the child's ability to give the correct intonation pattern to the printed work. Studies of textual analysis, grammatical analysis, and cohesion provide an even greater depth of understanding of ways in which readers might be cued to build up their comprehension of the complete text. A current research program in Great Britain is attempting to discover how children perceive textual cohesion in the texts they read in school. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the United Kingdom Reading Association (17th, Warwick, England, July 28-August 1, 1980).