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ERIC Number: EJ1107922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1832-4215
The Effects of Syntactically Parsed Text Formats on Intensive Reading in EFL
Herbert, John C.
JALT CALL Journal, v10 n3 p237-254 2014
Separating text into meaningful language chunks, as with visual-syntactic text formatting, helps readers to process text more easily and language learners to recognize grammar and syntax patterns more quickly. Evidence of this exists in studies on native and non-native English speakers. However, recent studies question the roll of VSTF in certain EFL contexts. The report herein shows eye tracking data and numerical results from EFL students engaged in intensive reading activities, which utilized parsed texts or conventional block texts in controlled experiments. This report helps readers to decipher whether or not derivatives of VSTF are appropriate for their specific contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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