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S2-lukija tulkitsijana selkomukautetun kaunokirjallisuuden lukupiirissä (2020)

Kastari, Mervi (2020). S2-lukija tulkitsijana selkomukautetun kaunokirjallisuuden lukupiirissä. In Paulasto, Heli; Pöyhönen, Sari (Eds.) Kieli ja taide - soveltavan kielentutkimuksen ja taiteen risteämiä, AFinLA-e : soveltavan kielitieteen tutkimuksia, 12. Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys ry, 84-107. DOI: 10.30660/afinla.84900 https://journal.fi/afinla/issue/view/6269

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All authors or editors: Kastari, Mervi

Parent publication: Kieli ja taide - soveltavan kielentutkimuksen ja taiteen risteämiä

Parent publication editors: Paulasto, Heli; Pöyhönen, Sari

eISBN: 978-951-9388-70-0

Journal or series: AFinLA-e : soveltavan kielitieteen tutkimuksia

eISSN: 1798-7822

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 12

Pages range: 84-107

Number of pages in the book: 284

Publisher: Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys ry

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

DOI: http://doi.org/10.30660/afinla.84900

Persistent website address: https://journal.fi/afinla/issue/view/6269

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/69803


This article discusses reading circles of adult Finnish as a second language (L2) readers. The books that were read and discussed in the circles were easy-to-read fiction. The study focuses on how the readers interpret what they read and what kind of support they need for their interpretations. The analysis utilizes the concept of scaffolding, used in socio-cultural learning theory. The readers’ reading stances vary from what is literally said in the text to creating their own interpretations of the hidden meanings of the text. The latter are not very common in the reading circles, although many participants express a wish to create and discuss interpretations too. The analysis shows that interpretations can emerge if the participants are scaffolded in the reading circle by the teacher and other readers. The study thus provides useful information for designing reading circles in adult language education.

Keywords: Finnish as a second language; integration training for immigrants; simplified language; books in simplified language; fiction and poetry; literature circles; interpretation (cognition)

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

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