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The multilingual reader : advantages in understanding/decoding German sentence structure when reading German as an L3

Peyer, Elisabeth ; Kaiser, Irmtraud ; Berthele, Raphael

In: International Journal of Multilingualism

This study investigates Italian and French students' grammatical problems while reading in German as an L3 or L4. To achieve this aim, we developed a reading test which consists of encyclopaedia articles on imaginary animals. By way of these articles various grammatical structures were tested for their receptive difficulty. In this paper, the relationship between students' reading competence in...