ERIC Number: EJ291757
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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Some Issues in Studying the Role of Schemata, or Background Knowledge, in Second Language Comprehension.
Carrell, Patricia L.
Reading in a Foreign Language, v1 n2 p81-92 Oct 1983
Two unresolved issues in first language and second language research on the role of background knowledge in comprehension are discussed: (1) the theoretical distinction between "content" and "formal" schemata and their interrelationship in texts and (2) the relationship of effects measured in cross-cultural research to background knowledge that may not be culture-specific. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
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Note: Paper presented at 1983 TESOL Convention (Toronto, Ont., March 1983); Journal available from Language Studies Unit, University of Aston in Birmingham, Gosta Green, Birmingham B4 7ET, England