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ERIC Number: EJ546082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0026-7902
Discourse Processing of First and Second Language Biology Texts: Effects of Language Proficiency and Domain-Specific Knowledge.
Chen, Qin; Donin, Janet
Modern Language Journal, v81 n2 p209-27 Sum 1997
Investigates the effects of science students' domain-specific knowledge and language proficiency on local lexical and syntactic processing and on semantic and higher conceptual processing of biology texts written in the students' first and second languages. Results indicate that language proficiency affects lower-level processing and domain-specific knowledge affects comprehension of semantic information. (72 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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