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Harris, Shenika, Ed.; Bernales, Carolina, Ed.; Pratte, Elizabeth Killingbeck, Ed.; Balmaceda, David, Ed.; Li, Yanjie, Ed.; Liu, Huan, Ed. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
This feature offers an archive of articles published in other venues during the past year and serves as a valuable tool to readers of "Reading in a Foreign Language" ("RFL"). It treats any topic within the scope of RFL and second language reading. The articles are listed in alphabetical order, each with a complete reference as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Research, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes
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Dolosic, Haley – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
As second language (L2) reading assessment and proficiency grow in importance globally, many questions remain about the multifaceted nature of L2 reading. This study examined the interconnected relationships of text type, test method, topic familiarity, and self-assessment, as they relate to L2 reading through correlation and regression analyses…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Guo, Lin – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
This study takes the initiative to use structural equation modeling (SEM) to explore the interrelationships among metacognitive knowledge, first language (L1) reading ability, second language (L2) proficiency and L2 reading comprehension. Data were collected using an L2 proficiency test, L1 and L2 reading tests and strategy questionnaires with 268…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Native Language, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning
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Shimono, Torrin R. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
The progression of silent reading rates and reading comprehension were examined among Japanese university students (N = 55) over one academic semester. Participants were divided into three quasi-experimental groups. The first group practiced a combination of timed reading and repeated oral reading with attention paid to chunking and prosody. The…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McLean, Stuart; Poulshock, Joseph – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
We compared three methods for increasing reading amount and reading self-efficacy among L2 learners. (1) We required a word-target group to read at least 2,500 words a week outside class. (2) We required a sustained silent reading (SSR) group to do (a) in class SSR for 15 minutes every week, and (b) to read one book per week. (3) We required a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Reading Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shiang, Ruei-Fang – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
While theories of embodied cognition have been investigated in lab experiments with proficient readers, currently no studies have applied these theories to improving reading comprehension for low-proficiency readers. Using an embodied cognition approach, this study investigated producing comics as an embodied reading activity. To compare effects…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shih, Ying-Chun; Chern, Chiou-lan; Reynold, Barry Lee – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
An intact 10th grade English as a Foreign Language vocational business junior college reading intervention class (n = 52) received 16 weeks of integrated reading strategy instruction with extensive reading while an intact traditional class (n = 48) received traditional intensive reading instruction with extensive reading. The intervention class…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Intervention
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Macis, Marijana – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
There is little research available on the incidental learning of figurative language from reading (e.g., Webb, Newton, & Chang, 2013). This study looked at collocations with both literal and figurative meanings, that is, duplex collocations (Macis & Schmitt, 2017a) and whether reading could enhance lexical knowledge of the figurative…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Phrase Structure, Case Studies, Advanced Students
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Huang, Sha – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
Second language (L2) reading research suggests that successful reading comprehension usually involves a repertoire of strategies. Although Chinese is considered to be a challenging language for foreign language readers, thus far, few studies have investigated how strategies are orchestrated by readers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) to…
Descriptors: Chinese, Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mikami, Hitoshi; Leung, Chi Yui; Yoshikawa, Lisa – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
The following question has yet to be answered by researchers: when does anxiety have a systematic downward bias on foreign language (FL) reading test scores? The results of the correlation and regression analyses conducted in this study indicate that, at least in the case of university-level English learners in Japan, anxiety-induced bias occurs…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Test Anxiety
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Krulatz, Anna M.; Duggan, Jennifer – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
This paper presents an exploratory-interpretive study of two multilingual adults acquiring Norwegian through extensive reading. The study examined social and cognitive aspects of language acquisition, and individual factors, such as the language learning behaviors, experiences, attitudes, and beliefs of the participants. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Norwegian, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Kate Tzu-Ching – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
The academic success of non-native English speaker (NNES) graduate students greatly relies on their ability to read and comprehend English journal articles (EJA). The purpose of this study was to identify NNES graduate students' comprehension difficulties and reading strategies when reading EJA. In addition, the study explored how the relationship…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Chang, C.-S.; Millett, Sonia – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
This study compared the reading speed, comprehension and perceptions of two groups of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Each group addressed one of two types of narrow reading: same genre and same title. The same genre texts were three graded readers in the "Sherlock Holmes" series, and the same title texts were "The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes
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Zhou, Jing – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
This study examined the foreign language (FL) reading anxiety level of learners of Chinese as a FL (n = 76) in the United States. Data from an FL reading anxiety survey, a background information survey and a face-to-face interview indicated that there was no significant difference in reading anxiety level among four course levels. In general,…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Heritage Education
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Nahatame, Shingo – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
Standards of coherence are one of the major factors that influence reading comprehension. This study investigated the standards of coherence that second language (L2) learners employ when reading. In a pair of experiments, Japanese learners of English read two-sentence texts with varying causal and semantic relatedness between sentences and then…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Semantics
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