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ERIC Number: EJ904003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2973
The Continuum of Listening
Rud, A. G.; Garrison, Jim
Learning Inquiry, v1 n2 p163-168 Aug 2007
The distinction between "apophatic" and "cataphatic" listening is defined and analyzed. "Apophatic" listening is more or less devoid of cognitivist claims, whereas "cataphatic" listening involves cognition and questioning. Many of the papers in this volume are discussed along the continuum determined by these two types of listening. Haroutunian-Gordon's claim is that every act of listening involves the listener in questioning, thus listening is solely "cataphatic." We discuss "apophatic" listening as a limiting ideal case and conclude that not every act of listening involves a question. Though in acknowledging this limiting case we disagree with Haroutunian-Gordon's assertion, we are indebted to her work and believe her model forms an important part of any comprehensive theory of listening.
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Language: English
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