Insights into Second Language Reading
Books for graduate students to Books for teachers
This critical volume provides an in-depth analysis of second language reading's multiple dimensions, and presents a synthesis of current research on first and second language reading. Koda applies cross-linguistic analyses of the research, and explores potential new directions for expanding current research paradigms. Insights into Second Language Reading has remarkable scope; it includes issues in visual word recognition and text structure, encompasses theoretical issues pertaining to lexical and syntactic decoding mechanisms, and covers practical issues concerning assessment and teaching. The author demonstrates how the complex phenomenon of reading can be systematically studied. Second Language Reading serves as a useful guide for graduate students, college professors, researchers, and foreign language teachers.