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PERALES ESCUDERO, Moisés Damián  and  REYES CRUZ, María del Rosario. The Teaching of Inferential Comprehension Strategies in L2 English and the Impact on L1 Spanish: Theoretical and Pedagogical Implications for Reading in Disciplines. RMIE [online]. 2014, vol.19, n.61, pp.599-626. ISSN 1405-6666.

Making rhetorical inferences in academic texts has not been thoroughly studied, nor has the possibility of transferring inferential comprehension strategies from a second language (L2) to the native language (L1). The current article describes an experiment that consisted of preparing and distributing an instructional design aimed at improving rhetorical inferential comprehension skills for genres written in English (L2), among a group of undergraduates majoring in English. Statistical tests and analyses were carried out to determine the effectiveness of the intervention and the transfer of inferential comprehension skills from the L1 (Spanish) and to a different genre: the short story. The results indicate that the intervention was effective in both areas. The implications are studied for theory and practice.

Keywords : higher education; reading comprehension; analysis of discourse; foreign language; native language; experimental research; Mexico.

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