The Impact of Morphological Instruction on Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of EFL Learners

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  • Source:
    Cogent Education, v5 n1 Article 1523975 2018. 30 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2018.1523975
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Cogent OA. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      2331-186X
    • Subject Terms:
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    • Abstract:
      Awareness in derivational morphology is the ability to manipulate derived words, recognize relationships between different morphological forms of a word, and produce new derivations of words. The current study attempted to investigate the impact of morphological instruction on awareness in relational, syntactic and distributional aspects of derivational morphology, and in turn its effects on reading comprehension among intermediate EFL learners. The participants were 129 lower-higher intermediate students, randomly assigned into experimental and control groups. The study had a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental control group design. The results demonstrated that the experimental groups outperformed the control groups on all three tasks assessing aspects of derivational morphology and reading comprehension tests demonstrating the positive effects of morphological instruction. The treatment benefited the higher level to a greater degree in reading comprehension, but concerning aspects of derivational morphology, the lower level had better improvements. It is concluded that the treatment is more effective for lower levels of proficiency at sub-lexical, but concerning higher levels of proficiency, it is more beneficial at supra-lexical level. The results also demonstrate that reading comprehension is correlated with aspects of derivational morphology and the strongest correlation was observed with distributional aspect.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      55
    • Physical Description:
      30
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1205956
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      AMIRJALILI, F.; JABBARI, A. A. The Impact of Morphological Instruction on Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of EFL Learners. Cogent Education, [s. l.], v. 5, n. 1, 2018. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205956&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 12 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Amirjalili F, Jabbari AA. The Impact of Morphological Instruction on Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of EFL Learners. Cogent Education. 2018;5(1). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205956&custid=s8280428. Accessed December 12, 2019.
    • APA:
      Amirjalili, F., & Jabbari, A. A. (2018). The Impact of Morphological Instruction on Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of EFL Learners. Cogent Education, 5(1). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205956&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Amirjalili, Forough, and Ali Akbar Jabbari. 2018. “The Impact of Morphological Instruction on Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of EFL Learners.” Cogent Education 5 (1). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205956&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Amirjalili, F. and Jabbari, A. A. (2018) ‘The Impact of Morphological Instruction on Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of EFL Learners’, Cogent Education, 5(1). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205956&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 12 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Amirjalili, F & Jabbari, AA 2018, ‘The Impact of Morphological Instruction on Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of EFL Learners’, Cogent Education, vol. 5, no. 1, viewed 12 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Amirjalili, Forough, and Ali Akbar Jabbari. “The Impact of Morphological Instruction on Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of EFL Learners.” Cogent Education, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205956&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Amirjalili, Forough, and Ali Akbar Jabbari. “The Impact of Morphological Instruction on Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of EFL Learners.” Cogent Education 5, no. 1 (January 1, 2018). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205956&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Amirjalili F, Jabbari AA. The Impact of Morphological Instruction on Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension of EFL Learners. Cogent Education [Internet]. 2018 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Dec 12];5(1). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1205956&custid=s8280428