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Volume 21, Number 1, April 2009

Table of Contents

Issue With Special Theme on Reading in Languages Other Than English
Edited by Cindy Brantmeier and Keiko Koda

Editorial Board, About RFL, and Information for Contributors

From the Editors
pp. i–ii

From the Guest Editors
Cindy Brantmeier and Keiko Koda
pp. iii–iv

Special-Theme Articles

Russian orthography and learning to read
Eugenia Kerek and Pekka Niemi
pp. 1–21
abstract | pdf

Early reading strategies in Irish and English: Evidence from error types
Christine E. Parsons and Fiona Lyddy
pp. 22–36
abstract | pdf


Chinese senior high school EFL students’ metacognitive awareness and reading-strategy use
Lawrence Jun Zhang and Aijiao Wu
pp. 37–59
abstract | pdf

The effects of cultural familiarity on reading comprehension
İsmail Hakkı Erten and Salim Razı
pp. 60–77
abstract | pdf


English L2 Reading: Getting to the Bottom (2nd ed.)
Barbara M. Birch
reviewed by Handoyo Puji Widodo and Zhiling Wu
pp. 78–82

Reframing Sociocultural Research on Literacy: Identity, Agency, and Power
Cynthia Lewis, Patricia E. Enciso, and Elizabeth Birr Moje (Eds.)
reviewed by Michael Thomas Witten
pp. 83–87

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners: A Reflective Guide
Thomas S. C. Farrell
reviewed by Alex Poole
pp. 88–92

External Reviewers

Elizabeth Bernhardt, James Dean Brown, Heidi Byrnes, Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli, Carol A. Chapelle, Nobuko Chikamatsu-Chandler, Pierre Cormier, Carol A. Fraser, Greta Gorsuch, Peter Yongqi Gu, Megumi Hamada, Joann Hammadou-Sullivan, Majid Hayati, Margot Haynes, Yao Hill, Claire Ikumi Hitosugi, Tsung-Yuan Hsiao, Jan H. Hulstijn, Alireza Jalilifar, Joy Janzen, Xiangying Jiang, Jean Kirschenmann, Ailing Kong, Katsunori Kotani, Soo-Ok Kweon, Jill M. Leafstedt, Jeong-Won Lee, Michael Leeser, Jun Liu, John Macalister, Marianne, Beniko Mason, Kouider Mokhtari, Yoshiko Mori, Aek Phakiti, Leslie Reese, Thomas Robb, Steve Ross, Michael Rost, Robert Rueda, Françoise Salager-Meyer, Paul Stapleton, JoAnn Hammadou Sullivan, Etsuo Taguchi, Atsuko Takase, Stuart Webb, Rose-Marie Weber, Junko Yamashita, Lawrence Jun Zhang

Copy Editors

Amy Goodman-Bide, Yue Guo, HeeJin Kim, Jake Kletzien, Elizabeth Lavolette, Wenpei Long, Treela McKamey, Mar Galindo Merino, Samantha NG, Kyae-Sung Park, Leslie Reynolds, Bal Krishna Sharma, Bong-Gi Sohn, Sakol Suethanapornkul, Aya Takeda, Jae Rim Yoon

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