ERIC Number: EJ1068391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Comparing Hypertext Reading in L1 and L2: The Case of Filipino Adults
Gruspe, Michael Angelo M.; Marinas, Christian Joshua L.; Villasin, Marren Nicole F.; Villanueva, Ariel Josephe Therese R.; Vizconde, Camilla J.
Journal on English Language Teaching, v5 n1 p19-34 Jan-Mar 2015
This research probed into the reading experiences of adult readers in their first language (L1) and second language (L2). Qualitative in nature, the investigation focused on twelve (12) adult readers , six (6) males and six (6) females, whose first language is Filipino. Data were gathered through interviews and focus-group discussions. Based on the data gathered, the participants are motivated to read when the materials given are in line with their interest (e.g. self-help and current events). They are also inclined to read L2 materials over L1. The participants' interests are not simply limited to the topics, but also to the language of the material. They feel strongly that a material written in L2 is more accessible and reliable. Although the reading process is highly personal, the participants showed that they adapt similar reading strategies when reading hypertexts which they modify to fit their needs, interest, exposure, and strategies.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Native Language, Second Languages, Qualitative Research, English (Second Language), Interviews, Focus Groups, Motivation, Language Attitudes, Hypermedia, Reading Habits, Preservice Teachers, Phenomenology, Measures (Individuals), Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines