Reading in a Foreign Language
Volume 14, Number 2, October 2002
ISSN 1539-0578

From the Editors

First, we would like to draw your attention to the call for papers for the Autumn 2004 special topic issue on methods and applications in reading research to be edited by Elizabeth Bernhardt. This issue of RFL will be devoted to publishing articles that are concerned with methods and applications in reading research. We solicit papers covering: both qualitative and quantitative methods, populations requiring different approaches (e.g., nonliterate in L1, young children), methodological reviews, assessment methods, verbal reports and protocol analysis, experimental designs as well as interventions, and orthographic and phonological variables. Click here for more information.

We would like to thank the members of the Editorial Board for their work this year through our first two issues of Reading in a Foreign Language in its online format. We would also like to thank the following external reviewers who have provided valuable comments on submitted manuscripts: Neil Anderson, Elizabeth Bernhardt, Alister Cumming, Dan Douglas, Mary Lee Field, Greta Gorsuch, David Hill, George Jacobs, Christine Nuttall, Janet Swaffar, and Rob Waring.

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In This Issue

  • Setsuko Mori reports on a study investigating motivation for reading in a second/foreign language. read abstract | article | pdf version
  • Alistair Sharp examines the effect of rhetorical organization on the comprehension of text by Chinese school children. read abstract | article | pdf version
  • Richard Day and Julian Bamford provide their top 10 proposals for successful extensive reading. read abstract | article | pdf version
  • Philip Prowse gives his response to Day and Bamford's "Top Ten" article in our new Discussion Forum. read discussion | pdf version
  • Tom Robb also discusses Day and Bamford's article, describing extensive reading in the Asian Context. read discussion | pdf version
  • Jen Tindale gives us the first of two reviews on English L2 Reading: Getting to the Bottom by Barbara Birch. review | pdf version
  • Steven Brown is our second reviewer for English L2 Reading: Getting to the Bottom. review | pdf version
  • Philip Hood reviews Teaching and Researching Reading by William Grabe and Fredericka L. Stoller. read review | pdf version

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