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The influence of translation on reading amount, proficiency, and speed in extensive reading

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Title:The influence of translation on reading amount, proficiency, and speed in extensive reading
Authors:Sakurai, Nobuko
Keywords:extensive reading
translation
the number of words read
reading comprehension
reading rate
Date Issued:Apr 2015
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract:This study attempted to examine the influence of a decrease in translation on the number of words read reading comprehension, and reading rate in an extensive reading (ER) program. The participants were 70 first-year university students who experienced ER both in and outside the classroom for 15 weeks. The results of regression analyses confirmed that a decrease in translation and grammar analyses statistically significantly affected all three. A further investigation found that a decrease in translation overall as well as in grammar analyses made a difference in the means of the number of words read and the post-test scores. Moreover, a decrease in translation at the word level was statistically significant on reading comprehension, and so was a decrease in translation at the sentence level on the amount of reading. The results were discussed referring to automaticity together with the prior educational experience and mentality of typical Japanese students.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66702
ISSN:1539-0578
DOI:10125/66702
Volume:27
Issue/Number:1
Appears in Collections: Volume 27, No. 1


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