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Yamashita, Junko – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2015
Extensive reading (ER) has been implemented under a wide variety of names, such as "(uninterrupted) sustained silent reading," "free voluntary reading," "pleasure reading," "book flood," "independent reading," and "Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)"; its various names emphasize different…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Habits, Affective Behavior, Teaching Methods
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Yamashita, Junko – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2013
Despite the growing number of studies highlighting the complex process of acquiring second language (L2) word recognition skills, comparatively little research has examined the relationship between word recognition and passage-level reading ability in L2 learners; further, the existing results are inconclusive. This study aims to help fill the…
Descriptors: Language Aptitude, English (Second Language), Word Recognition, Sight Vocabulary
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Yamashita, Junko – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2013
Extensive reading (ER) is an instructional option steadily gaining support and recognition in second language (L2) reading pedagogy. Even though many attempts have been made to unravel the impact of ER on L2 development, there is a paucity of investigation into the affective domains of reading. The current study helps fill this gap by examining…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Attitudes, Likert Scales, Questionnaires
Yamashita, Junko; Ichikawa, Shingo – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2010
Grouping words into meaningful chunks is a fundamental process for fluent reading. The present study is an attempt to understand the relationship between chunking and second language (L2) reading fluency. The effects of text segmentation on comprehension, rate, and regression in L2 reading were investigated using a self-paced reading task in a…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
Yamashita, Junko – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2004
This study examines the relationship between both first language (L1) and second language (L2) reading attitudes, and learners' performance in L2 extensive reading. Four reading attitude variables were identified (Comfort, Anxiety, Value, Self-perception), both in L1 and L2, according to learners' responses to a questionnaire. Results of analyses…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Ability, Anxiety, Student Attitudes