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Scoring recalls for L2 readers of English in China: Pausal or idea units

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Title:Scoring recalls for L2 readers of English in China: Pausal or idea units
Authors:Brantmeier, Cindy
Strube, Mike
Yu, Xiucheng
Keywords:recall
units
comprehension
English
Date Issued:Apr 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract:Written recall may be a powerful tool used to address reading deficiencies in China. With 180 students enrolled in a third-year English class at a large university in northeastern China, the present investigation studies the relationship between pausal and idea units used to codify written recalls, and it investigates whether the strength of the relationship between pausal and idea units depends on other variables, such as length of time spent studying English, the amount of leisure reading done in English, or the version of passage. Findings indicate a strong correlation between idea units and pausal units for written recalls. This correlation underscores prior findings by Bernhardt (1991), and it reveals that the strength of the relationship between pausal and idea units does not depend on the moderating variables examined. Results are discussed in light of prior research and a detailed discussion of future directions for experiments of this type is offered.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66685
ISSN:1539-0578
DOI:10125/66685
Volume:26
Issue/Number:1
Appears in Collections: Volume 26, No. 1


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