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Insights into Second Language Reading: A Cross-Linguistic Approach

Insights into Second Language Reading: A Cross-Linguistic Approach

Paperback Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series

By (author) Keiko Koda

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521545137
  • ISBN 13: 9780521545136
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 566,792

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This critical volume, provides an in-depth analysis of second language reading's multiple dimensions. 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.

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Part I. Theoretical Foundations: 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical underpinnings; Part II. Essential Components: 3. Word recognition; 4. Vocabulary knowledge; 5. Intraword awareness and word-knowledge development; 6. Information integration in sentence processing; 7. Discourse processing; 8. Text structure and comprehension; Part III. Looking at the Whole: 9. Individual differences; 10. Developing strategic reading; Part IV. Theory into Practice: 11. Comprehension assessment; 12. Comprehension instruction.