Cultural Knowledge in News Comprehension

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Resumé

This paper presents the main lines of the design and the findings of a reception study on news comprehension. This empirical study is a comparison of the comprehension processes of Danes and French Canadians over a set of news texts from both countries. Comprehension is explored from a cultural perspective, through the lens of cognition and pragmatics, revealing the role played by cultural knowledge in comprehension and the underlying relationship between a text and its intended audience. It is argued that recipients ‘problematise’ the news texts, a process by which the texts answer questions that take their roots in the cultural knowledge of the recipients.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftParticipations.Journal of audience and reception studies
Vol/bind6
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)77-117
Antal sider41
ISSN1749-8716
StatusUdgivet - maj 2009

Citer dette

@article{904efbbe002743ae8509358903a65ac5,
title = "Cultural Knowledge in News Comprehension",
abstract = "This paper presents the main lines of the design and the findings of a reception study on news comprehension. This empirical study is a comparison of the comprehension processes of Danes and French Canadians over a set of news texts from both countries. Comprehension is explored from a cultural perspective, through the lens of cognition and pragmatics, revealing the role played by cultural knowledge in comprehension and the underlying relationship between a text and its intended audience. It is argued that recipients ‘problematise’ the news texts, a process by which the texts answer questions that take their roots in the cultural knowledge of the recipients.",
author = "David Mathieu",
year = "2009",
month = "5",
language = "English",
volume = "6",
pages = "77--117",
journal = "Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies",
issn = "1749-8716",
publisher = "University of Wales Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies",
number = "1",

}

Cultural Knowledge in News Comprehension. / Mathieu, David.

I: Participations.Journal of audience and reception studies, Bind 6, Nr. 1, 05.2009, s. 77-117.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Cultural Knowledge in News Comprehension

AU - Mathieu, David

PY - 2009/5

Y1 - 2009/5

N2 - This paper presents the main lines of the design and the findings of a reception study on news comprehension. This empirical study is a comparison of the comprehension processes of Danes and French Canadians over a set of news texts from both countries. Comprehension is explored from a cultural perspective, through the lens of cognition and pragmatics, revealing the role played by cultural knowledge in comprehension and the underlying relationship between a text and its intended audience. It is argued that recipients ‘problematise’ the news texts, a process by which the texts answer questions that take their roots in the cultural knowledge of the recipients.

AB - This paper presents the main lines of the design and the findings of a reception study on news comprehension. This empirical study is a comparison of the comprehension processes of Danes and French Canadians over a set of news texts from both countries. Comprehension is explored from a cultural perspective, through the lens of cognition and pragmatics, revealing the role played by cultural knowledge in comprehension and the underlying relationship between a text and its intended audience. It is argued that recipients ‘problematise’ the news texts, a process by which the texts answer questions that take their roots in the cultural knowledge of the recipients.

M3 - Journal article

VL - 6

SP - 77

EP - 117

JO - Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies

JF - Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies

SN - 1749-8716

IS - 1

ER -