The modern reader: Should changes to how we read affect research and theory?

Joseph P. Magliano, Matthew T. McCrudden, Jean Francois Rouet, John Sabatini

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In this chapter we introduce the construct of the Modern Reader, which implies that the reader, the reading context, or both have somehow changed from the past. This is not a new idea and has been discussed at great length in the context of the new literacies (e.g., Coiro, Knobel, Lankshear, & Leu, 2008; Goldman & Scardamalia, 2013; Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, Castek, & Henry, 2013; New London Group, 1996), which argue that new technologies and an increase in the number of ways that texts can be accessed and used have created new opportunities and challenges. If the Modern Reader is different from a reader who primarily accesses print-based texts, then how is the Modern Reader different?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, Second Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781317417989
ISBN (Print)9781138920095
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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