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ERIC Number: ED394342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Envisionment Stances in Reading Science Fiction in English as a Foreign Language.
Zoreda, Margaret Lee
A study expanded on earlier research into "envisionment," defined as "a personal text-world embodying all the reader understands, assumes, or imagines up to that point in the reading," in learners of English as a second language (ESL). Five Mexican engineering students performed think-aloud protocols while reading a short science fiction story. Analysis focused on the stances adopted by the readers as they proceeded through the text. Results indicate that in addition to adopting the five stances delineated in the earlier study (being outside and stepping into an envisionment, being outside and failing to step into an envisionment, being in and moving through an envisionment, stepping back and rethinking what one knows, and stepping out and objectifying the experience), the subjects also identified a sixth: being in and moving through an envisionment, but based on misreading or illogical inference. In this report, interpretation of each think-aloud protocol is detailed, showing its development over time. Student profiles and post-protocol reflections are also provided. Contains 12 endnotes and 5 appendices showing student reading analyses. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A