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ERIC Number: EJ554019
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0264-2425
Thresholds of the Background Knowledge Effect in Foreign Language Reading.
Ridgway, Tony
Reading in a Foreign Language, v11 n1 p151-75 Aut 1997
Explores the hypothesis that the background knowledge effect, that is, familiarity with the topic, that enhances reading comprehension in a foreign language occurs only between two thresholds. Findings indicate that a lower threshold may exist, whereas the existence of an upper threshold is an open question. (50 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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