יישום תיאוריות בלשניות חדשות לשיפור הבנת הנקרא בעברית

Translated title of the contribution: Application of Modern Linguistic Theories Improving Hebrew Reading Comprehension

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Abstract

In this paper two different linguistic theories (i.e., deep structure case grammar, a transformational generative theory, and form content analysis, a Saussurian-based, functionally-oriented theory) are analyzed and compared in order to integrate aspects of each into an applied linguistic model composed of simplified transformational generative diagrams and specific functional, communication-oriented instructions and designed to improve the reading comprehension skills of intermediate and advanced students of Hebrew as a second or foreign language. The specific reading comprehension problems aimed at overcoming include: (1) the student's lack of linguistic sophistication (i.e., knowing which elements of a sentence are crucial for meaning, such as conjugated verbs and noun-like elements, and which are peripheral), (2) the student's overreliance on dictionaries for translating and glossing unfamiliar terms in the linear order in which they appear in a text, (3) divergent word order either between the first and second language or within the second language reading text. This may indicate cues significant for comprehension. Applications of this reading comprehension model for other language skills are also suggested.
Translated title of the contributionApplication of Modern Linguistic Theories Improving Hebrew Reading Comprehension
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
Journalעיונים בחינוך: כתב עת למחקר בחינוך
Volume40
StatePublished - 1984

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