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How We Read NowStrategic Choices for Print, Screen, and Audio$
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Naomi S. Baron

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780190084097

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190084097.001.0001

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What Do We Mean by “Reading” and “Reader”?

What Do We Mean by “Reading” and “Reader”?

(p.9) Chapter 1 What Do We Mean by “Reading” and “Reader”?
How We Read Now

Naomi S. Baron

Oxford University Press

Chapter 1 sets the stage for talking about the reading process. The discussion opens by considering what we mean by “reading”, including how our understanding of the notion of literacy has evolved in recent decades. Just as there are many types of reading, there’s much variety among readers. We need to be mindful of this variety when thinking about the ways people approach print, screen, and audio. Key factors include age, gender, our reason for reading, motivation, and personal preferences. It’s also important to understand the role our senses play in the reading process. Use of our eyes (and how they move) is obvious, but also relevant is our sense of touch.

Keywords:   age, eye movement, gender, listening, literacy, motivation, reader, reading, senses, touch

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