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ERIC Number: EJ835471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
The Effects of CALL versus Traditional L1 Glosses on L2 Reading Comprehension
Taylor, Alan
CALICO Journal, v23 n2 p309-318 Jan 2006
Meta-analytic research of experiments conducted on the effects of native-language (L1) glosses on second-language (L2) reading comprehension have revealed a significant difference between groups of studies with traditional and computer-assisted L1 glosses. This means that learners provided with L1 glosses comprehend significantly more text--through the medium of a computer--than learners with traditional, paper-based L1 glossing aids. The average weighted effect size of studies with computer-assisted L1 glosses is large (g = 1.09) and differs significantly (p less than 0.001) when compared to studies with traditional L1 glosses (g = 0.39). This article explores factors explaining how and when computer-assisted L1 glosses can be effective in L2 reading comprehension. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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