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ERIC Number: EJ623316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0379-0037
Low Second Language Proficiency and Register Complexity as Influences on L2 Reading: A Reassessment of the Threshold Hypothesis.
Shokepour, Nasrin; Gibbons, John
Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, v26 n1 p21-38 Jan-Jun 2000
Attempts to reinterpret the threshold hypothesis, which states that low second language (L2) proficiency blocks the transfer of first language (L1) reading strategies to the reading of L2 texts. Results indicate that it is not only low foreign language proficiency but also text difficulty in terms of register complexity that negatively affect the ability of good L1 readers to transfer L1 reading skills to reading L2 texts. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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