ERIC Number: ED148124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Vers une Redefinition de la Comprehension Ecrite en Langue Etrangere (Towards a Redefinition of Reading Comprehension in a Foreign Language). Melanges Pedagogiques, 1975.
Abe, D.; And Others
Up to the present, the Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues has approached the development of reading comprehension skills in English as a second language in terms of morpho-syntactic development. This article proposes to examine difficulties in reading comprehension based not on morpho-syntax but on the textual and functional structure of a text. It is felt that priority should be given to teaching foreign students how to extract rapidly and accurately the essential, purely informational content from a text. Future work is expected to formalize a method for the identification of essential textual information and to investigate the depth of comprehension of foreign students reading in their mother tongue. This in turn should lead to a redefinition of the concept of reading comprehension. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Definitions, English (Second Language), Factual Reading, Functional Reading, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Morphology (Languages), Reading Comprehension, Reading Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Syntax
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In French ; Contains occasional small type