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1993

English language -- Semantics

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The Effectiveness Of Semantic Mapping On Reading Comprehension, Sharon Fredricks Nov 1993

The Effectiveness Of Semantic Mapping On Reading Comprehension, Sharon Fredricks

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It is the goal of all reading instructors to use techniques that will enhance reading comprehension. This is certainly no less so in the second language classroom. Studies have shown that readers possess schemata for text structure that is activated during the reading process. It has also been shown that a reader's textual schemata may be culturally influenced and that second language students may possess textual schemata that conflicts or interferes with the structure of the text making comprehension more difficult. For this reason, second language learners may benefit from explicit instruction in text structure and content relationships. Semantic ...