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Liu, Huan; Brantmeier, Cindy; Strube, Michael – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
Recent research on the relationship between reading and writing in foreign language (FL) context is limited. However, an examination of the issue is critical for FL literacy curriculum design. The present study, contextualized in an English as a foreign language (EFL) test preparation program in China, explores the reading-writing relationship by…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Writing Relationship
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Brantmeier, Cindy; Strube, Michael; Yu, Xiucheng – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2014
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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading
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Brantmeier, Cindy; Hammadou Sullivan, JoAnn; Strube, Michael – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2014
With 97 learners in an advanced Spanish course, the study examines the effects of textual enhancement adjuncts, prior subject knowledge, first language (L1) reading ability, and second language (L2) Spanish proficiency on L2 comprehension of scientific passages. Readings included two texts with two types of embedded questions: a pause or written…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Correlation, Prior Learning
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Brantmeier, Cindy; Schultz, Lyndsie; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian; Van Bishop, Tracy – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2014
This feature offers an archive of articles and books published in other venues during the past year and serves as a valuable tool to readers of "Reading in a Foreign Language" ("RFL"). It treats any topic within the scope of "RFL" and second language reading. The articles are listed in alphabetical order, each with a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Skills, Journal Articles, Books
Brantmeier, Cindy; Callender, Aimee; Yu, Xiucheng; McDaniel, Mark – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2012
The present study utilizes texts from social psychology to examine the effects of textual enhancements on reading comprehension with 185 native adult Chinese speakers learning English in China. Participants read two different vignettes, either with or without an adjunct. Each adjunct consisted of a "what" question along with instructions…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Vignettes, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Brantmeier, Cindy; Callender, Aimee; McDaniel, Mark – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2011
With 97 advanced second language (L2) learners of Spanish, the present study utilized domain specific texts to examine the effects of embedded "what" questions and elaborative "why" questions on reading comprehension. Participants read two different vignettes, either with or without the adjuncts, from a social psychology textbook, and then…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Familiarity, Social Psychology, Second Language Learning
Brantmeier, Cindy – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2006
With 104 advanced second language (L2) readers, this investigation seeks to construct a multicomponent model of interest and L2 reading. Sources of interest (SI) refer to variables that induce feelings of interest in a text. Perceived interest (PI) refers to the feeling of interest itself (Schraw, Bruning, & Svoboda, 1995). A factor analysis…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Prior Learning, Factor Analysis, Reading Comprehension
Brantmeier, Cindy – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2004
Through a discussion of research that examines a plethora of variables involved in second language (L2) reading comprehension, the present study attempts to examine and analyze the statistical procedures utilized in studies of this nature. A review of recent research from the past five and a half years from four leading scientific journals of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Research, Models, Reading Comprehension
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Brantmeier, Cindy – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2003
Examined the effects of readers' gender and passage content on second language (L2) reading comprehension. Participants--who were intermediate Spanish learners--read two different authentic passages. Two measures were used to assess comprehension: A written recall and multiple-choice questions. Findings reveal significant interactions between…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills