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Reading in a Second Language: Moving from Theory to Practice

ISBN: 9780521729741 | 0521729742
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pub. Date: 12/15/2008

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This volume, through a detailed treatment of the cognitive processes that support reading, explains how reading really works. It offers a thorough overview of important and current research, including first language research, which is not often found in second language acquisition (SLA) publications. This book is a true example of applied linguistics; it makes well-defined linkages between theory and practice, discussing the implications and applications of second language reading theories on instructional practices. It is a valuable resource and reference for action researchers, curriculum designers, teachers, administrators, and those interested in exploring theoretical issues grounded in instructional contexts.

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