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ERIC Number: ED355477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 30
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Developing Reading: The Role of Linguistic Form and Social Context in Constructing Meaning.
Winser, W. N.
Reading is construed as operating within the dynamics of the relationship of reader, text, context, and language system. Context is understood as the cultural and situational environment of the text, itself a semantic unit that is an instance of the language system. A related variable for reading is the awareness of the reader of the language system. An understanding of the modes of language, oral and written, and the differences between these, is a factor in reading skill. This factor can be exemplified in the way written language construes the dynamic world as object, and the resulting abstraction in text makes significant demands on readers. Classroom practices arising from this approach include examining texts to show how meaning is constructed. Appropriate learning activities, which have been trialled, include analysis and synthesizing of narratives, where students actively deconstruct and reconstruct texts. Three examples of text are attached. (Contains 17 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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