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ERIC Number: EJ1189722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
A Multiple-Group Comparison on the Role of Morphological Awareness in Reading: Within- and Cross-Linguistic Evidence from Korean ESL and EFL Learners
Bae, Han Suk; Joshi, R. Malatesha
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v31 n8 p1821-1841 Oct 2018
The purpose of the present study was to explore the role of morphological awareness in reading comprehension in different language learning contexts (ESL and EFL). Korean ESL and Korean EFL learners (50 and 257 respectively) in grades five and six were administered measures of L2 (English) morphological, phonological, and orthographic awareness (MA, PA, and OA), as well as reading comprehension. The participants' L1 (Korean) MA was also measured. The multiple-group path analysis showed that among both group participants' L2 MA was the greatest predictor for their L2 reading comprehension, when the effect of PA and OA was controlled (within-linguistic perspective). Concerning cross-linguistic perspective, there was a statistically significant difference between the ESL and the EFL groups: the ESL participants' L1 MA played a positive role in predicting their L2 reading comprehension, but not for their EFL counterparts. Educational implications and research recommendations are discussed in relation to MA's contribution to reading comprehension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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