ISBN-10:
0915027607
ISBN-13:
9780915027606
Pub. Date:
03/01/1986
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
The Reader and the Text: Interpretative Strategies for Latin American Literatures

The Reader and the Text: Interpretative Strategies for Latin American Literatures

by Diana Sorensen Goodrich
Current price is , Original price is $98.0. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

This item is available online through Marketplace sellers.

Overview

The shift toward the reader's task may be said to stem from a double source: the questioning of the sleuthlike approach to a text aiming at the discovery and explication of the author's intended meaning, coupled with the recognition that the work, liberated from its dependence on the authorial voice, will generate a wealth of meanings through acts of reading. Chapter 1 of this volume charts the conventions that operate at the threshold of the textual encounter as preliminary reading contracts which may shape ensuing operations. Chapter 2 shows the extent to which the reader's world knowledge is put to work in and by the decodification process. Chapter 3 sets out to outline how the reader's knowledge of genre and the intertextual repertoire is put to work. After exploring the areas that this hypothetical competence may cover, the study moves toward the related concept of performance in a final chapter entitled "Text Processing." Here again there is an assembly of perspectives through which the reading process is approached: the phenomenology of reading, text theory and semiotics, models of linguistic comprehension, and cognitive psychology have all been put to work in order to throw light on the complex operations presupposed by the act of reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780915027606
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/1986
Series: Purdue University Monographs in Romance Languages Series , #18
Pages: 161
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews