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ERIC Number: EJ964191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Contribution of Morphological Awareness and Lexical Inferencing Ability to L2 Vocabulary Knowledge and Reading Comprehension among Advanced EFL Learners: Testing Direct and Indirect Effects
Zhang, Dongbo; Koda, Keiko
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v25 n5 p1195-1216 May 2012
Within the Structural Equation Modeling framework, this study tested the direct and indirect effects of morphological awareness and lexical inferencing ability on L2 vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension among advanced Chinese EFL readers in a university in China. Using both regular z-test and the bootstrapping (data-based resampling) methods, the study found that morphological awareness contributed to L2 vocabulary knowledge directly and indirectly through the mediation of learners' lexical inferencing ability. It was also observed that morphological awareness made no significant unique or direct contribution to reading comprehension after adjusting for vocabulary knowledge; its indirect effects on reading comprehension, however, were significant, both through the mediation of vocabulary knowledge alone, and the multiple mediations of lexical inferencing ability and vocabulary knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China