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ERIC Number: EJ972810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Searching for Intertextual Connections in Small Group Text Discussion
Chi, Feng-ming
Journal of Research in Reading, v35 n3 p251-266 Aug 2012
This paper reports the sources for and intentions of intertextuality made by 10 groups of Taiwanese university students in the process of discussing two American stories. Two types of data, small group text discussions and oral interviews, were gathered. The results indicated that participants used diverse sources of intertextual links, and with such links they were able to inquire more about what they were reading within a broader framework that went beyond merely discussing the story itself. Three patterns of interactive talk were identified, namely collaborative, complementary and conflicting, which functioned to share, negotiate and conflict meaning, respectively, and an investigation of these showed that intertextuality not only allowed students to become more involved in idiosyncratic responses, but also offered more opportunities for students to judge and reshape their responses by genuinely considering others' opinions and idea. Pedagogical implications for classroom practices are also discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan