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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
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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