The October 2011 issue (Volume 23, Number 2) of the electronic journal Reading in a Foreign Language (RFL) is now online and can be read at http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/October2011
In this issue, Patrick B. Judge reports on long-term, multi-case study examining the motivations of eager readers in an extensive reading program at a private Japanese high school. In the second article, Cindy Brantmeier, Aimee Callender, & Mark McDaniel examine the effects of embedded “what” questions and elaborative “why” questions on reading comprehension with advanced second language learners of Spanish. and finally, Jing Wang & Christine H. Leland report on their study of what beginning learners of Chinese perceive as helpful in learning to recognize characters.
This issue also includes two book reviews: Zahir Mumin reviews Studies in Language Testing 29: Examining Reading: Research and Practice in Assessing Second Language reading by Hanan Khalifa & Cyril J. Weir. And the series of Real Reading: Creating an Authentic Reading Experience 1–4 by Lynn Bonesteel, David Wiese, & Alice Savage is reviewed by Pakize Uludag & CeAnn Myers.
There also is a discussion in this issue, in which John P. Racine comments on an article by Meara & Olmos Alcoy that appeared in Volume 22, #1, April 2010.
In the last section of this issue, Cindy Brantmeier, Xuicheng Yu, and Tracy Van Bishop has a feature on Readings on L2 Reading: Publications in Other Venues 2010-2011.
RFL is a scholarly, refereed journal published on the World Wide Web by the University of Hawai`i, with Richard R. Day and Thom Hudson as the co-editors and Anne Burns, Macquarie University, as the reviews editor.
The journal is sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), the University of Hawai‘i College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, and the University of Hawai‘i Department of Second Language Studies. The journal is a fully-refereed journal with an editorial board of scholars in the field of foreign and second language reading. There is no subscription fee to readers of the journal. It is published twice a year, in April and October. Detailed information about Reading in a Foreign Language can be found at http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl