in transactional or reader response theory, a selective attitude that expresses the reader's intent or purpose and guides the reader's attention. Note: "In the reading act, whether the reading event will produce a literary or a nonliterary work depends...on the reader's stance toward the contents of consciousness during the transaction with text. The same text can be read, either Œefferently'... or Œaesthetically'" (Rosenblatt, 1978). See also aesthetic reading; efferent reading.
Cognitive position of real person to fictional character. This originates from Kevin Hardwick's Narrative Stance Model on rgfa. However, usage on The Forge differs. The original model had four stances: in-character, audience, actor, and director. The Forge refers to only three stances: Author, Actor, and Director. A fourth stance, Pawn, is sometimes separated out from Author. References: Is Director Stance Real? Further on Stances Making Stuff Happen non-Stance Stance Theory: The Hegemony of One Character
Pinyin Translation (en) ma bu Horse Stance gong bu Bow Stance xu bu Cat Stance / Empty Step xie bu Seated Cross Stance cha bu Cross Bow Stance zuo pan Sitting Coil Stance pu bu Drop Stance pi cha Front Splits shang bu Walking Step ai bu Crouched Walking Step bing bu Ready Position ding bu T Step ti xi ping heng High Stance yang ci ping heng Swallow Balance
The position of the player at the start of a play. For instance, the linemen often use a three-point stance, which means they are leaning forward one hand on the ground. This makes it easier to rush forward quickly. Players who may need to move either back or forth, such as the linebackers, use a two-point stance in which one leans lightly on the knees in an upright position. Lähtöasento (Pinomaa) "Stanssi"
In a proper stance, the goaltender has the weight on the balls of his/her feet, the trapper and blocker just above knee-height, and the stick flat on the ice. Boston's Andy Moog shows the proper stance.