Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension: A Cross-linguistic Study
S. G. S. Samaraweera
University of Ruhuna, LK
About S. G. S.
Department of English Language Teaching
This study investigated the association between cross-language morphological awareness and reading comprehension among the second language (English) adult learners who speak Sinhala as a first language. Measures of morphological awareness and reading comprehension (sentence-level and passage-level) in both languages were administered to appraise learners’ morphological awareness and reading comprehension. The results of the regression analyses indicated that although Sinhala morphological awareness was associated with sentence-level English reading comprehension, it did not associate with passage-level English reading comprehension. Furthermore, the results demonstrated that English morphological awareness did not associate with sentence-level Sinhala reading comprehension. The results suggested that cross-language associations between morphological awareness and reading comprehension differ depending on the language background and level of reading comprehension: passage-level or sentence-level comprehension.
How to Cite:
Samaraweera, S. G. S. (2022). Morphological Awareness and Reading Comprehension: A Cross-linguistic Study. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review, 7(2), 126–141. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jsshr.v7i2.95
26 Sep 2022.