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ERIC Number: EJ638966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-1086-296X
Background Knowledge, Linguistic Complexity, and Second-Language Reading Comprehension.
Droop, Mienke; Verhoeven, Ludo
Journal of Literacy Research, v30 n2 p253-71 Jun 1998
Examines the role of cultural background knowledge on the reading comprehension of third graders acquiring literacy in Dutch as a first and second language while reading noncontrived texts from the reading curricula. Finds a facilitating effect of cultural familiarity for both reading comprehension and reading efficiency. Notes that this effect was restricted for the minority children to linguistically simple texts. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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