Insights into Second Language Reading A Cross-Linguistic Approach

ISBN-10: 0521545137
ISBN-13: 9780521545136
Edition: 2004
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Description: This critical volume provides an in-depth analysis of the multiple dimensions of second language reading. The paperback edition describes the complexity of reading and explains how reading differs in a first and second language. The book is broad in  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This critical volume provides an in-depth analysis of the multiple dimensions of second language reading. The paperback edition describes the complexity of reading and explains how reading differs in a first and second language. The book is broad in scope, covering all major aspects of the reading process and synthesizing all current reading research. The author provides a cross-linguistic orientation, explaining how first and second languages can mutually facilitate one another. This important volume offers strategies for enhancing literary acquisition, second-language learning and bilingual processing, and will serve as a valuable guide for graduate students, professors, researchers and foreign language teachers.

Theoretical Foundations
Introduction
Theoretical underpinnings
Essential Components
Word recognition
Vocabulary knowledge
Intraword awareness and word-knowledge development
Information integration in sentence processing
Discourse processing
Text structure and comprehension
Looking at the Whole
Individual differences
Developing strategic reading
Theory into Practice
Comprehension assessment
Comprehension instruction

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