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ERIC Number: EJ1075953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Extensive Reading in Enhancing Lexical Chunks Acquisition
Pereyra, Nilsa
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v15 n2 p218-234 Sep 2015
The purpose of this action research was to investigate the effect of extensive reading and related activities on the acquisition of lexical chunks in EFL students. Seven adult EFL learners with an Intermediate level volunteered to take part in the 16 week project following Extensive Reading principles combined with tasks based on the Lexical Approach. Quantitative data was gathered and analysed using statistical formulae. The test carried out by the participants at the end of the project showed a statistical difference favouring the knowledge and awareness of lexical chunks. This test took the form of a questionnaire and an interview, and revealed a positive attitude in students towards the extensive reading approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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