The October 2012 issue (Volume 24, Number 2) of the electronic journal Reading in a Foreign Language (RFL) is now online and can be read at http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl
In this issue, Osamu Takeuchi, Maiko Ikeda, and Atsushi Mizumoto present the results of a near-infrared spectroscopy study that examined the cerebral basis for language learner strategies. This article is followed by an article by Cindy Brantmeier, Aimee Callender, Xiucheng Yu and Mark McDaniel in which they report on the effects of textual enhancements and comprehension within adults of English in China. Eun Hee Jeon discusses the role of oral reading fluency in second language reading of Korean EFL learners, and William J. Comer describes how intermediate-level English L1 readers of L2 Russian deploy lexical inferencing and other strategies when reading informational texts. In the final article, Ahmad Alhaqbani and Mehdi Riazi present their study of EFL university students’ awareness of their strategy use in reading Arabic academic texts.
This issue also includes NFLRC’s annual feature of Reading on L2 reading: Publication in other venues 2011-2012.
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