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Mehrpour, Saeed; Mansourzadeh, Nurullah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
Idiomatic expressions are among the most difficult and challenging aspects in the realm of lexicon. The focus of the present study was on investigating the effect of short stories and pictures on learning idiomatic expressions by beginner EFL learners. For this aim, 52 Iranian EFL learners were chosen and assigned to three groups randomly: two…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gilbert, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
While research has increasingly been focused on second language reading, it has primarily been centered on how the learner interacts and decodes printed text. However, there has been minimal research conducted on how the English language learner processes web text, navigates the Internet, or evaluates and comprehends what he/she is reading through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Pereyra, Nilsa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The purpose of this action research was to investigate the effect of extensive reading and related activities on the acquisition of lexical chunks in EFL students. Seven adult EFL learners with an Intermediate level volunteered to take part in the 16 week project following Extensive Reading principles combined with tasks based on the Lexical…
Descriptors: Action Research, Reading, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Unger, John A.; Liu, Rong; Scullion, Vicki A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This theory-into-practice paper integrates Tomasello's concept of Joint Attentional Frames and well-known ideas related to the work of Russian psychologist, Lev Vygotsky, with more recent ideas from social semiotics. Classroom procedures for incorporating student-created Joint Attentional Frames into literacy lessons are explained by links to…
Descriptors: Attention, Evidence, Reading Processes, Writing Processes
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Ayachi, Zeineb – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The new market place has dictated on adults the use of English as it is the first international language used in business. However, learning a foreign language becomes more and more complicated as the learner gets older, is in a mature command of L1 and L2, and does not have enough time to learn due to professional responsibilities. Contrary to…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Bellomo, Tom S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Morphological Analysis as a vocabulary acquisition strategy has both its advocates and antagonists. Criticism from opponents is often warranted when programs omit one or more of the three critical criteria that establish the framework behind a successful curriculum. The intent behind this paper is to disseminate and explicate these three criteria,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Morphology (Languages), Semantics, Criteria
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Horning, Alice S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
If Friedman is right that the world is "flat," we need to understand the linguistic implications of that claim. In this increasingly flat world, classical critical literacy is both urgently needed and poorly understood from a linguistic perspective. Three claims based on research on reading can improve both the understanding of the common…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Influence of Technology, Intermode Differences, Media Literacy
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Beasley, Robert E. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of symbolic expressions (e.g., "BTW," "LOL," "UR") in an SMS text messaging corpus consisting of over 10,000 text messages. More specifically, the purpose was to determine, not only how frequently these symbolic expressions are used, but how they are utilized in terms of the language functions…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Handheld Devices, Symbolic Language, Incidence
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Nambiar, Radha – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Learning strategy research has been very prolific and much has been written about the field and its importance to language learning. This paper traces the history and development of learning strategy research by anchoring it in the field of cognitive psychology in the early years from 1970 to 1990 before reviewing the varied and descriptive nature…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
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Riazi, Abdolmehdi; Babaei, Naghmeh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This paper reports a study in which Iranian EFL female students' think aloud protocols were analyzed to find out what knowledge sources informed them as they tried to make lexical inference when reading an English text. The study also intended to find out if students' level of their L2 proficiency would affect the pattern of their use of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ghabanchi, Zargham; Anbarestani, Mojgan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Foreign language learning is a challenging task, involving mastering a new sound system, phonological and syntactical forms, vocabulary, and sometimes a new writing system. For the adult second language learner, one of the most frustrating aspects is having an inadequate vocabulary for expressing complex ideas that are so easy to relate in one's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Phonology, Syntax
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Horning, Alice S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
To understand the problem of illiteracy, a detailed review of the definitions of literacy and illiteracy is in order. A full definition of these terms in the current print and electronic context of adult American society in school and out of school, and for adult learners of English as both a first and a second language is presented here. Strong,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Illiteracy, Critical Literacy, English (Second Language)