ERIC Number: ED342251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Problems in Language Use and Comprehension = Kielen Kayttamisenja Ymmartamisen Ongelmia. AFinLA Yearbook 1988. No. 46.
Laurinen, Leena, Ed.; Kauppinen, Anneli, Ed.
Ten papers from the 1988 Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics (AFinLA) Symposium are presented in this collection. All but two of the papers are in Finnish. Papers and authors are as follows: "Learning to Read: Process and Problems in Acquisition" (E. Bialystok--in English); "When Experts Write for Students: Familiar Concepts in Weird Texts" (L. Laurinen); "Are Textbook Texts Intelligible?" (L. Lautamatti); "Are Textbooks Too Readable?" (P. Rantalainen); "Some Problems in a Popular Scientific Text" (A. Kauppinen); "Social Language Skills of Finnish Speakers of English" (E. Karkkainen, P. Raudaskoski--in English); "When Communication Should Proceed, but... On the Difficulties Finns Experience in English Speech Events" (E. Ventola); "Interpretation of Meaning in Translation" (S. Tirkkonen-Condit); "Some Descriptions of Reading Process" (A. Kauppinen); and "Student Views on Writing in Nine Countries" (S. Takala, M.-L. Siikanen). (LB)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Finnish, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Language Usage, Readability, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Standard Spoken Usage, Textbook Content, Translation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics, Jyvaskyla.
Note: For separate copies of the two English-Language papers, see FL 020 114-115. Brief abstracts in English accompany the Finnish papers.