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ERIC Number: EJ1031310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: EISSN-1539-0578
Scoring Recalls for L2 Readers of English in China: Pausal or Idea Units
Brantmeier, Cindy; Strube, Michael; Yu, Xiucheng
Reading in a Foreign Language, v26 n1 p114-130 Apr 2014
Written recall may be a powerful tool used to address reading deficiencies in China. With 180 students enrolled in a third-year English class at a large university in northeastern China, the present investigation studies the relationship between pausal and idea units used to codify written recalls, and it investigates whether the strength of the relationship between pausal and idea units depends on other variables, such as length of time spent studying English, the amount of leisure reading done in English, or the version of passage. Findings indicate a strong correlation between idea units and pausal units for written recalls. This correlation underscores prior findings by Bernhardt (1991), and it reveals that the strength of the relationship between pausal and idea units does not depend on the moderating variables examined. Results are discussed in light of prior research and a detailed discussion of future directions for experiments of this type is offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China