April 22, 2012

April 2012 Issue of Reading in a Foreign Language

From http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl

The April 2012 issue (Volume 24, Number 1) of the electronic journal Reading in a Foreign Language (RFL) is now online and can be read at


In this issue, Mami Yoshida reports on the interplay of processing task, text type, and proficiency in L2 reading, followed by an article written by Etsuo Taguchi, Greta Gorsuch, Miyoko Takayasu-Maass, & Kirsten Snipp in which they present a longitudinal study addressing assisted repeated reading with an advanced-level Japanese EFL reader. Anna C-S Chang presents a study for improving reading rate activities for EFL students involving repeated oral reading. Xiangying Jiang discusses the effects of discourse structure graphic organizers for EFL reading comprehension. And in the last article, Gillian Claridge addresses how publishers provide graded readers

This issue also includes two book reviews. Hideki Goya reviews, Measuring Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition authored by James Milton, and Liliya Gorelova reviews Manchu: A Textbook for Reading Documents (2nd ed.) by Gertrude Roth Li.

They also have Alan Taylor's discussion piece in which he comments on Irena Kuzborska's article that appeared in Volume 23, #1, April 2011 issue, followed by Irena Kuzborska's response to Taylor's comments.

RFL is a scholarly, refereed journal published on the World Wide Web by the University of Hawai`i, with Richard R. Day and Thom Hudson as the co-editors and Anne Burns, Macquarie University, as the reviews editor.

The journal is sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), the University of Hawai‘i College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, and the University of Hawai‘i Department of Second Language Studies. The journal is a fully-refereed journal with an editorial board of scholars in the field of foreign and second language reading. There is no subscription fee to readers of the journal. It is published twice a year, in April and October. Detailed information about Reading in a Foreign Language can be found at http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl

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