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ERIC Number: EJ274530
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
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ISSN: ISSN-0039-8322
Effects on Reading Comprehension of Building Background Knowledge.
Johnson, Patricia
TESOL Quarterly, v16 n4 p503-16 Dec 1982
The effects on reading comprehension of prior cultural experience were assessed in a study of 72 advanced ESL students reading about Halloween. Prior cultural experience was found to be helpful, but exposure to meanings of target vocabulary words had no significant effect on comprehension. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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