Structuring writing for reading: Hypertext and the reading body
Journal/Book: Hum Stud. 1999; 22: Spuiboulevard 50, PO Box 17, 3300 AA Dordrecht, Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publ. 273-298.
Abstract: This paper examines some textual devices that writers may use to pre-structure the activities of their readers. HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is used as an 'explicating device' to explore how writers can provide reading instructions, and how these can be experienced by readers. Structuring devices like paragraphs and sections, and hypertextual elements like notes and references are investigated in detail. In this way, the paper aspires to contribute to 'an ethnomethodology of textual practices'.
Note: Article ten Have P, Univ Amsterdam, Dept Sociol, Oude Hoogstr 24, NL-1012 CE Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS