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Reading in EFL: facts and fictions

Paran, Amos (1996) Reading in EFL: facts and fictions. ELT Journal, 50 (1). pp. 25-34. ISSN 0951-0893. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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This paper examines the representation of the reading process in a number of EFL methodology textbooks. It argues that many of these representations are dated, and based on a theory that was never a mainstream theory of L1 reading. Research findings are quoted to strengthen a bottom-up view of the reading process: good readers do not rely on hypothesis formation and prediction as much as is thought. Visual input and bottom-up processing during reading are of great importance. The paper concludes with suggestions for exercises to strengthen automatic word recognition in EFL readers.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: reading, EFL, bottom-up processes, Languages or modern foreign language, Linguistics
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 14:46
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:14
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