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The Impact of Analogy on L3 Reading Comprehension
The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal (2014)
  • Mohammad A. Salmani Nodoushan
Little research has been conducted to investigate the effect of analogy on third language (L3, hereafter) reading comprehension though some experts believe that it has facilitating and debilitating effects on L1 and L2 respectively. This article intends to explore the effect of analogies on reading comprehension of expository texts by students of English as a third language. Subjects were all Turkish university students of English as a Foreign Language who had Farsi as their second language. Written recall protocols taken from 350 participants were analyzed for a text with and without analogy. The results indicated that analogy had a facilitative effect regardless of proficiency level.
Publication Date
Winter January 1, 2014
Citation Information
Karami, H., & Salmani Nodoushan, M. A. (2014). The impact of analogy on L3 reading comprehension. The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 14(1), 112-120.