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dc.contributor.advisorSweetnam Evans, Moyra
dc.contributor.authorTurnbull, Blake Alexander
dc.date.available2015-05-20T22:56:16Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.identifier.citationTurnbull, B. A. (2015). The effects of L1 and L2 group discussions on L2 reading comprehension (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/5673en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/5673
dc.description.abstractBecause learners evidently access and utilise their first language (L1) throughout the second language (L2) learning process (Cook, 1992), there is no logical reason why they should avoid its use (Cook, 2001). This realisation, combined with acceptance of the beneficial effects of collaborative group discussions in language learning and reading comprehension (Finlay & Faulkner, 2005), suggests that L1 group discussions may benefit L2 readers. This paper reports on a study that compared the effects of L1/L2 group discussions on L2 reading comprehension. Three groups of L1 Japanese participants read four texts before producing written recalls. Group 1 responded in writing without discussion. Group 2 discussed the texts in their L2 (English), with group 3 discussing the texts in their L1 (Japanese). The findings show that participants in group 3 (L1 discussion group), used more higher order processing and reading strategies than participants in groups 1 and 2 did, and exhibited greater comprehension of the texts overall, suggesting that L1 group discussions have a positive effect on learners’ reading comprehension.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectreading
dc.subjectreading comprehension
dc.subjectgroup discussion
dc.subjectfirst language
dc.subjectsecond language
dc.subjecttextual genres
dc.subjectresponse recall
dc.titleThe effects of L1 and L2 group discussions on L2 reading comprehension
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2015-05-20T21:57:39Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguistics
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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