Language of Interpretation, The: Patterns of Discourse in Discussion of Literature
Drawing on interviews and on the actual language that readers use to interpret and respond to literary texts, the researchers examine the conventions that shape talk about literature in large groups, small groups, and adult book clubs. The authors raise challenging questions about the usual ways of talking and thinking about literature and suggest some promising alternatives based on new theories of literary understanding.
NCTE Research Report No. 27. 158 pp. 1994. Grades 7–College.
ISBN 10: 0-8141-2709-6; ISBN 13: 978-0-8141-2709-4.