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標題:Determinants of Reading Comprehension in EFL University Learners
學年104
學期1
出版(發表)日期2015/12/31
作品名稱Determinants of Reading Comprehension in EFL University Learners
作品名稱(其他語言)決定台灣大學生英語閱讀成功的要素
著者Yu-cheng Sieh; 薛玉政
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出版者
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數關渡通識學刊 11, p.87-115
摘要The present study examined the relationships between English reading comprehension and its component constructs-phonological processing, semantic knowledge, syntactic processing, and reading rates-among university learners. A total of 54 university students who had taken TOEIC were recmited from a private university in northern Taiwan. With regard to the components, phonological processing was measured by phonological awareness and rapid digit naming, semantic knowledge by a vocabulary size test, and syntactic processing by an online grammaticality task where accuracy and reading rates were simultaneously recorded. Pearson's correlations show that all the experimental measures were correlated moderately to highly with their TOEIC reading scores, suggesting a positive pattern that the higher the participants' reading comprehension scores , the better their performance on the reading-related measures. But both speeds of rapid digit naming and syntactic processing were negatively correlated with reading comprehension, indicating that the better their reading comprehension, the shorter they spent on digit naming and sentence reading. Furthermore, regression analyses indicate that vocabulary was the strongest predictor of the adult learners' reading comprehension and that syntactic knowledge came in second. Surprisingly, phonological awareness was the third valid predictor of these EFL adult learners' reading comprehension. The findings altogether suggest that vocabulary and syntactic knowledge are two aspects that should be emphasized and that phonological awareness is another aspect that should not be neglected for reading success in English at the tertiary level.
關鍵字EFL;university learners;vocabulary knowledge;syntactic processing;phonological awareness;學習英語為外語;大學學習者;字彙;語法處理;音韻覺識
語言英文
ISSN1816-3491
期刊性質國內
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產學合作
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審稿制度0
國別中華民國
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出版型式,電子版,紙本
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