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Abu-Rabia, Salim; Iliyan, Salman – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
A debate centers on whether the native accent is acquired early in life or whether it can be acquired at any time. This study investigated factors that may affect native accent acquisition in a second language. Participants in this study were 50 Russians who immigrated to Israel, 17 males and 33 females. Their age on arrival was 5 to 25 years.…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Vowels, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Aboudan, Rima – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Although quantitative studies of educational research usually suggest some links between conditions of learning and student learning outcome, behavior and performance, the idea of engaging students in discussions on teaching and learning has not had as much attention in the United Arab Emirates as in some other countries. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Educational Research, Language Tests
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Jiang, Xiangying – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This study examined the interrelationships of first language (L1) literacy, second language (L2) proficiency, and L2 reading comprehension with 246 Chinese college students learning English. L1 literacy and L2 proficiency were measured with college admission exams in Chinese and English. L2 reading comprehension was measured with the reading…
Descriptors: Role, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, College Admission
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Kiernan, Julia E. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This article will examine the sociopolitical language contexts that exist in institutions of Canadian post-secondary education, through investigating how government policies affect the consumption and teaching of language in writing classrooms. A survey of Canadian multiculturalist policy, multilingualism, and post-secondary education in terms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Cultural Pluralism, Monolingualism
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Alsheikh, Negmeldin O. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This case study investigates the metacognitive reading strategies of three advanced proficient trilingual readers whose native language is Hausa. The study examines the reading strategies employed by the three readers in English, French and Hausa. The aim of the study was to compare the reading strategy profiles of trilingual readers through…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Multilingualism, Afro Asiatic Languages, English
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DePew, Kevin Eric – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This article focuses on the writing strategies second-language students use to compose on social media sites. These alternative and unconventional sites for learning provide language learners opportunities to acquire language by using multiple modalities to respond to various rhetorical situations. In comparison to these sites, academic writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Strategies, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks
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Yamamoto, Yuka – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
It is well established that extensive reading promotes the incidental learning of L1 and L2 receptive vocabulary; however, little is known about its effectiveness on productive gains in vocabulary knowledge. This paper investigates the extent to which extensive reading combined with writing tasks promotes productive vocabulary growth of Japanese…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Vocabulary Development, Receptive Language, Reading
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Sani, Azlina Murad; Zain, Zaizati – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships among second language reading attitudes, reading self-efficacy, and reading ability, as well as gender differences across the variables among adolescents in a setting that does not foster English as second language (ESL). Two hundred sixteen-year olds completed a translated version of the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Reading Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Reading Ability
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Bordonaro, Karen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Recreational reading as a method of language learning has been a focus of investigation in second language education. This article considers recreational reading through the additional perspective of academic librarianship. Its purpose is to discover if recreational reading is a topic that lends itself to research through both perspectives. This…
Descriptors: Investigations, Recreational Reading, Second Languages, Academic Libraries
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Mounla, Ghina; Bahous, Rima; Nabhani, Mona – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This study analyzed the effects of the implementation of the readers' workshop on students' reading levels and comprehension skills in a first-grade, mixed-ability classroom in Lebanon. The instruments used at the beginning were running records and reading continuums, and at the end of the academic year, teachers' professional notebooks and notes…
Descriptors: Workshops, Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Bagheri, Mohammad S.; Fazel, Ismaeil – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Although translation in learning a foreign or second language is frowned upon by many language practitioners, it is nonetheless used by language learners as a viable strategy. To date, few studies have investigated the effect of translation on writing. This study explored the use of translation by Iranian university students, particularly with…
Descriptors: Translation, Learning Strategies, Interviews, Writing Skills
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Prichard, Caleb; Matsumoto, Yuko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This study aims to further understand the role of lexical coverage on L2 reading comprehension. It examines test scores of learners at or near the 90-95% coverage level to determine if this coverage range allows for comprehension of authentic texts. The findings suggest that 92-93% may be a threshold mark at which understanding of a text…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Dictionaries, College Freshmen, English (Second Language)
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Charles, Paul Michael – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Extensive literature reading is a controversial area within EFL, both in terms of its effectiveness, and potential contribution to linguistic and cultural imperialism. This article considers the role of extensive literature reading in L2 acquisition from both innatist and critical perspectives. Set in the context of a development project at Awassa…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Programs, Reading
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Gerena, Linda – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to assess students' attitudes toward several aspects of biliteracy within the context of a dual immersion program. Attitudes toward perceived competencies in reading in two languages, along with the social and personal values of literacy in each language (English and Spanish), and the personal and social value of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Immersion Programs, Social Values, Literacy
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Genc, Bilal; Bada, Erdogan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
Language is a phenomenon which can hardly be viewed separate from its very inherent component, culture. This component does by all means play a significant role in enabling the language to gain a global status. No doubt, some prominent issues do contribute to this process: political, economic, and military supremacy, to name but a few. This study…
Descriptors: English, Language Role, Official Languages, Global Approach
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