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Insights Into Second Language Reading : A Cross-Linguistic Approach - Keiko Koda

Insights Into Second Language Reading

A Cross-Linguistic Approach

Paperback Published: 1st October 2005
ISBN: 9780521545136
Number Of Pages: 344

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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
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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ISBN: 9780521545136
ISBN-10: 0521545137
Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st October 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 16.15  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.46