Extensive Reading and Language Learning: A Diary Study of a Beginning Learner of Japanese

dc.contributor.author Leung, Ching Yin
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-22T01:56:46Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-22T01:56:46Z
dc.date.issued 2002-04
dc.description.abstract Motivated by the continued growth of research on extensive reading as well as the positive results from a variety of studies (e.g., Bell, 2001; Camiciottoli, 2001; Elley & Mangubhai, 1983; Mason & Krashen, 1997; Nash & Yuan, 1992; Renandya, Rajan, & Jacobs, 1999; Tse, 1996; Walker, 1997), an investigation was conducted on the impact of extensive reading on an adult's self-study of Japanese over a 20-week period. Data were collected from multiple sources, including a learner diary, audio-recordings from several private tutorial sessions, and vocabulary tests. The results of this study show that extensive reading can enhance vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension, and promote a positive attitude toward reading. The challenges that the learner encountered during the extensive reading process and how they were dealt with are also addressed.
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66579
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66579
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject extensive reading
dc.subject Japanese as a foreign language
dc.subject self-instruction
dc.subject vocabulary acquisition
dc.subject vocabulary
dc.subject affect
dc.title Extensive Reading and Language Learning: A Diary Study of a Beginning Learner of Japanese
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
local.rfl.topic Extensive Reading
prism.endingpage 81
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage 66
prism.volume 14
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