Effective strategy groups used by readers of Chinese as a foreign language

dc.contributor.author Huang, Sha
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-22T02:27:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-22T02:27:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04
dc.description.abstract Second language (L2) reading research suggests that successful reading comprehension usually involves a repertoire of strategies. Although Chinese is considered to be a challenging language for foreign language readers, thus far, few studies have investigated how strategies are orchestrated by readers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) to enhance comprehension. This study investigated how L2 Chinese readers grouped multiple strategies to comprehend a Chinese text. Through think-aloud and recall protocols, observations, and interviews, it identified several strategy clusters and pairs that helped adult CFL readers to infer words, monitor comprehension, and segment words successfully. It also revealed interrelations between and among strategies within each cluster and pair. The results showed that successful use of strategies in CFL reading usually involves context and multiple linguistic cues. In addition, vocabulary and grammar knowledge play important roles in CFL readers’ use of reading strategies.
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66736
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66736
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject second language reading
dc.subject reading strategies
dc.subject reading Chinese as a foreign language
dc.subject adult CFL learners
dc.subject think-aloud protocol
dc.title Effective strategy groups used by readers of Chinese as a foreign language
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
local.rfl.topic Reading in Languages other than English
prism.endingpage 28
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage 1
prism.volume 30
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