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Title: An Overview of Second Language Reading: An academic look
Author: Esmaeel Hamidi
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Institution: Islamic Azad University, Garmsar
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Reading is a language skill which has been dealt with in a great many of research studies. It has been regarded as a receptive skill until recent years, but with the emergence of post-method approaches to L2 language teaching and learning, it is now seen as a means to produce language. As Harmer (2001) put it, reading is often a prelude to a speaking or writing activity. Aware of such significance of reading skills in L2 pedagogy, the reseacher tried to treat it in a new framework. Thus, the paper attempted to highlight this significance through responding to three types of seemingly basic questions pertaining to the given skill: 1) what is "reading"?, 2) why do we "read"?, 3) how is "reading" accomplished? It began with three main eras' theoretical perspectives. Then, it concerned reading by focusing on a variety of processes in order to provide a clear-cut reflection of what it really is. It also specified a number of purposes which reading skills serve. This paper was concluded with the consideration of different modes of reading processing, reading skills, reading strategies regarded as helpful in achieving our academic objectives in reading.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed


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