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reader-oriented


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1. In the process of written composition, a stage at which the style and structure of a text is subordinated to the needs of the reader rather than to those of the writer; also drafts of a text which reflect this feature. For instance, compared to an earlier writer-oriented phase, a reader-oriented text might include more signposting.

2. Reader-oriented theory: see reader-response theory; reception theory.

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