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Volume 20, Number 1, April 2008

Table of Contents

Editorial Board, About RFL, and Information for Contributors

From the Editors
pp. i-ii
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Research on good and poor reader characteristics: Implications for L2 reading research in China
Jixian Pang
pp. 1–18
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Spelling knowledge and reading development: Insights from Arab ESL learners
Michael Fender
pp. 19–42
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Comparing the vocabulary of different graded-reading schemes
Udorn Wan-a-rom
pp. 43–69
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Developing reading fluency: A study of extensive reading in EFL
Yurika Iwahori
pp. 70–91
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Vocabulary recycling in children’s authentic reading materials: A corpus-based investigation of narrow reading
Dee Gardner
pp. 92–122
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Cultural Practices of Literacy: Case Studies of Language, Literacy, Social Practice and Power
Victoria Purcell-Gates (Ed.)
reviewed by: Teresa Castineira
pp. 123–128
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Reading Work: Literacies in the New Workplace
Mary Ellen Belfiore, Tracey A. Defoe, Sue Folinsbee, Judy Hunter, & Nancy S. Jackson (The In- Sites Research Group)
reviewed by: Helen de Silva Joyce
pp. 129–131
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Reading Skills for College Students
Ophelia H. Hancock
reviewed by: Zhijun Wen
pp. 132–135
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External Reviewers

Jo Ann Aebersold, Nobuhiko Akamatsu, Steven Brown, Beatrice Dupuy, Mary Lee Field, Diana Frantzen, Yao Hill, Joy Janzen, Xiangying Jiang, Keiko Koda, Angelia Lu, Marianne, Kouider Mokhtari, Hossein Nassaji, Diana Pulido, Victoria Rodrigo, Norbert Schmitt, Ravi Sheorey, Etsuo Taguchi, Atsuko Takase

Copy Editors

Elisabeth L. Chan, Yue Guo, Nathan Johnson, Ann Johnstun, Myeong-hyeon Kim, Treela McKamey, Mar Galindo Merino, Ju Young Min, Samantha Ng, Elizabeth Pfaff, Castle Sinicrope, Caroline Torres

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