A study of listening and reading comprehension problems of non-native speakers of English

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dc.contributor.advisor Ross, Janet, 1914- en_US
dc.contributor.author Eggleston, Susan A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:33Z
dc.date.created 1975 en_US
dc.date.issued 1975
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1975 .E37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181168
dc.description.abstract This thesis has explored the problems of non-native speakers of English in listening and reading comprehension. Through analysis o f tests designed around particular features of the language which were thought to cause comprehension problems, the investigator was able to substantiate several factors of difficulty. These factors areA. knowing the meaning of vocabulary items,B. noting markers that; show relationships,C. ability to handle difficult sentence structures, D. answering questions where the answer is indirectly stated,E. drawing conclusions.The investigator also found that two additional factors strongly affected comprehension:F. answering questions where the wording is different from that of the original passage,G. finding answers when there is intervening material that interrupts the idea..The thesis has discussed formulation of the test questions, explaining what was expected from each question. It has also discussed results of the test questions in detail, suggesting possible problems that were working in each question.
dc.format.extent vi, 97 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Listening -- Ability testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reading Comprehension. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Semantics. en_US
dc.title A study of listening and reading comprehension problems of non-native speakers of English en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415340 en_US

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