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ERIC Number: EJ1066230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Reading in Two Languages: A Comparative Miscue Analysis
Mikulec, Erin
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v15 n1 p143-157 Apr 2015
The purpose of the present study is to investigate what miscue analysis, a method described as a "window" into the reading process, can reveal about first and second language reading. Two participants, native English speakers proficient in Spanish, read and retold two folktales: one in English and one in Spanish. The researcher performed a full miscue analysis on each reading and compared the results between the first and second languages. The results indicate that even these two readers, who are proficient in the second language, experienced different types of miscues and at varying frequencies between the first and second languages. Although the miscues did not impact the readers' comprehension of the English-language text, they did result in lower comprehension of the Spanish-language text.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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