How Much Lexis is Necessary for Reading Comprehension?

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In Reading in a foreign language: a reading problem or a language problem? Alderson (1984) ascribes poor reading in L2 to four possible causes: (a) poor reading ability in the first language; (b) inadequate knowledge of the foreign language; (c) incorrect strategies for reading in the foreign language; (d) reading strategies in the first language not being employed in the foreign language, due to inadequate knowledge of the foreign language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVocabulary and Applied Linguistics
EditorsPierre J. L. Arnaud, Henri Béjoint
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-349-12396-4
StatePublished - 1992


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