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Carrell, Patricia L. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 1983
Two unresolved issues in first language and second language research on the role of background knowledge in comprehension are discussed: (1) the theoretical distinction between "content" and "formal" schemata and their interrelationship in texts and (2) the relationship of effects measured in cross-cultural research to background knowledge that…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition, Language Research