The Relationship between the Experience of Chunked Reading and Reading Comprehension

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Title
The Relationship between the Experience of Chunked Reading and Reading Comprehension
Author
氏名 関谷 弘毅
ヨミ セキタニ コウキ
別名 SEKITAN Koki
Subject
chunking, slash reading, ESL/EFL reading, reading comprehension
NDC
837
Abstract

This study investigated whether there is a relationship between the experience of using chunked
reading and reading comprehension without chunking. This study’s participants comprised 61 high school students. Whereas 37 of the participants have had prior experience of chunked reading (i.e.,experienced group), 24 of them have not had the experience (i.e., inexperienced group). A significant difference in reading comprehension without chunking was observed between the experienced and inexperienced groups. A significant correlation between reading comprehension and main verb recognition was also observed. The results imply that (1) chunked reading enhances ESL/EFL learners’ tentative comprehension, but a more stable improvement of reading comprehension in normal
reading can be achieved only after a long-term training of chunking, and (2) reading with chunking
marks might help learners identify the main verb in a sentence, which in turn, contributes to higher reading comprehension

Journal Title
広島女学院大学大学院言語文化論叢
Issue
20
Spage
1
Epage
10
Published Date
2017.3
Publisher
広島女学院大学大学院言語文化研究科
ISSN
13440152
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
Set
hju