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ERIC Number: ED429287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 14
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Individual Differences in Integrating Information from Word Parts and Context in Interpreting Novel Words.
Mori, Yoshiko
A study explored the combined effects of morphological clues and contextual clues in the interpretation of novel words while reading in a second language. More specifically, it examined the ability of 74 less-proficient English-speaking learners of Japanese (college students learning Japanese during a summer intensive language program in Japan) to combine information from word components and information from surrounding context to infer the meanings of unknown kanji compounds (i.e., words consisting of two or more Chinese characters). Although the combined effect of the two types of information sources could be additive overall, the effect must be discussed in terms of individual differences in the learners' ability to integrate information. (Contains 12 references and 3 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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