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ERIC Number: ED346739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 17
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Predicting Texts: Aspects of a Strategic Model of Text Comprehension.
Meinhof, Ulrike Hanna
The concept of authenticity in foreign language pedagogy is discussed with particular reference to the methodology of instructing through the medium of authentic texts. It is suggested that the use of authentic texts in a classroom setting actually deauthenticates those elements that made the texts originally authentic; i.e., placing them in a classroom falsifies their linguistic and social environment, their inscribed addressee, and their function as communicative acts. The interconnected process of authenticating and making comprehensible, by presenting some of the key strategies in the classroom, is discussed. The following types of strategies are described: activating situational knowledge; predicting the text; juxtaposing texts; and cognitive parallels. Contains 13 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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