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De variables influençant la lecture en langue étrangère
On Variables Influencing Reading in a Foreign Language

Author(s): Maciej Smuk
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: reading; foreign language; competence; variables; impact
Summary/Abstract: The article discusses different variables influencing reading competence in a foreign language, especially in the case of literary texts. The following categories of variables are the subject of discussion and criticism: ideological, procedural, textual, contextual, strategic and personal (features of personality, intellectual abilities, attitudes). The main aim of this analysis is to show the evolution of the concept of reading in a foreign language. The article also presents recommendations and some activities improving reading capacities during literature classes.