Some Factors Affecting Readers’ Reactions to English Texts in Nigeria

Adegbite, Wale (1991)

Book chapter

This author intends to observe the influence of certain socio-personal factors on the responses of some readers to two English texts and examine the implications of the findings for English textual studies in Nigerian universities. Two assumptions that thus underlie this study are that certain social and personality factors can influence the attitudes of readers when they interpret texts (Dechant and Smith, 1977), and that such attitudes should be taken into consideration in drawing efficient and effective programmes of teaching English.