The Role of Gender, Embedded Questions, and Domain Specific Readings with Learners of Spanish

  title={The Role of Gender, Embedded Questions, and Domain Specific Readings with Learners of Spanish},
  author={Cindy Aimee Mark Brantmeier and Cindy Aimee Mark Callender and Cindy Aimee Mark McDaniel},
  pages={562 - 578}
The present study utilizes readings taken from texts in social psychology to examine the effects by gender of embedded "what" questions and elaborative "why" questions on reading comprehension. During regular class time, 97 advanced second language (L2) learners of Spanish read two different vignettes, either with or without the adjuncts, and then completed a written recall, multiple choice items, and a topic familiarity inventory. Results revealed significant effects of gender and question… CONTINUE READING

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