Identifying and Overcoming Possible Mismatches in the Beginning Reader-Literary Text Interaction

Title: Identifying and Overcoming Possible Mismatches in the Beginning Reader-Literary Text Interaction
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: May 1997
Published In: Hispania
Description: By definition, beginning foreign language learner-readers lack linguistic knowledge and/or cultural knowledge inherently assumed in foreign language literary texts. Such gaps in information may result in possible "mismatches" between the interaction between beginning learner-readers' linguistic knowledge of Spanish, their Hispanic cultural knowledge, and the linguistic and cultural knowledge assumed in a Spanish-language literary text. To preclude problems of comprehension problems, a strategic orientation to the development of reading tasks can enhance the interaction of beginning learner-readers with Spanish-language literary texts.
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Citation: Hispania. 80. Issue 2. 234 - 243. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. United States. ISSN 0018-2133. DOI 10.2307/345882.
Related Departments:
  • School of Modern Languages