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Corollary Effects of Academic Reading: Acquisition of Academic Language and Attainment of Writing Competence
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Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Pages: 151 - 166
Several studies have proved the constructive effect of reading on language acquisition and academic writing. Reading qualitatively improves language competence by creating an impact on the learners' vocabulary, grammar, spelling, syntax, content and fluency. Academic reading is the practice of reading academic materials to inherit knowledge pertaining to a specific discipline. Thus, academic reading unlike other traditional methods effectuate language acquisition by synthesizing the newly acquired knowledge with the already existing information. In this context, comparing form focused template based instruction method and academic reading, this study elucidates that reading is more effective than instruction in the acquisition of linguistic components such as vocabulary, grammar and writing skills. The study also foregrounds that by reducing the reader's writing apprehension, academic reading enables academic achievement. Since reading aids a better acquisition of language, this study proves that reading is desirable than receiving instruction focused on form.
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JournalThe Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics