Bookcover of Academic Reading Performance
Booktitle:

Academic Reading Performance

Lexical Richness and Syntactic Complexity as Predictors

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2013-06-30 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-41991-1

ISBN-10:
3659419915
EAN:
9783659419911
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Reading academic texts that include mainly university textbooks has been a challenge for EAP readers. There are various reasons for this difficulty; however, linguistic elements were investigated in this work. This work aims at finding out whether academic texts’ lexical richness is the main cause of their difficulty, or their syntactic complexity, whether lexical richness of the readers would be a more potent predictor of their academic reading comprehension, or their ability for processing complex syntactic structures. Results indicated that syntactic complexity could be regarded as influential as lexical richness in the difficulty of academic texts. Ability in processing complex syntactic structures can be considered as effective a predictor of academic reading comprehension as lexical richness. Therefore, lexical richness may no longer be supposed as the single predictor of reading comprehension, especially academic reading performance.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Mehdi Karami
Number of pages:
140
Published on:
2013-06-30
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
55.90 €
Keywords:
Syntactic Complexity, Academic Reading Performance, Mean Length of T-Unit, Lexical Richness, Lexical Frequency Profile, Web-VocabProfile Indexes

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