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ERIC Number: EJ1179237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Understanding Cultural Context in Responding to Literature: Researching the Teaching of Literature in EFL/ESL Classroom Context
Mustofa, Ali; Hill, Jonnie Lyn
English Language Teaching, v11 n6 p33-40 2018
The paper shares some insights of the ideas in giving the response to literature for the students and the teachers in EFL/ESL classrooms. Understanding and appreciating a piece of literature is determined by how one can convey the concepts and words to new situations. During this process, several types of interaction happen: interaction between experience and the text; interaction between author and reader; and interaction of the reader with other readers. Life experience and the knowledge readers bring to a text play a significant role in the interpretation of the text. Cultural knowledge may also strongly affect a reader's interpretation (of the text). In order to interpret a text in the way the author has intended and to avoid the unsuccessful consequences of interpreting, readers need to develop their knowledge. Several types of responses can help readers disclose the connections and contrasts between their experience and their interpretation (of the texts). Literary "show and tell" helps readers form free associations, find contrasts, and distinguish new contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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