ERIC Number: EJ345654
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Effects of Three Components of Background Knowledge on Second Language Reading.
Lee, James F.
Modern Language Journal, v70 n4 p350-54 Win 1986
Analysis of reading comprehension and recall of text by college students studying Spanish indicated that three components of background knowledge--context, transparency, and familiarity--affected the way learners read, comprehend, and recall passages. Interaction between these components and the reader is extremely complex. (CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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