ERIC Number: EJ282870
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
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Three Components of Background Knowledge in Reading Comprehension.
Carrell, Patricia L.
Language Learning, v33 n2 p183-207 Jun 1983
The separate and interactive effects of three kinds of background knowledge (content area, context of materials presentation, and lexical items in the text) on reading comprehension were studied. Unlike native readers, nonnatives neither show significant effects of background knowledge nor appear to have a good sense of the text's difficulty. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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