TITLE

The effects of syntactically parsed text formats on intensive reading in EFL

AUTHOR(S)
Herbert, John C.
PUB. DATE
December 2014
SOURCE
JALT CALL Journal;2014, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p237
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Separating text into meaningful language chunks, as with visual-syntactic text formatting, helps readers to process text more easily and language learners to recognize grammar and syntax patterns more quickly. Evidence of this exists in studies on native and non-native English speakers. However, recent studies question the roll of VSTF in certain EFL contexts. he report herein shows eye tracking data and numerical results from EFL students engaged in intensive reading activities, which utilized parsed texts or conventional block texts in controlled experiments. his report helps readers to decipher whether or not derivatives of VSTF are appropriate for their specific contexts.
ACCESSION #
100262073

 

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