Survey on Anxiety in Reading Chinese-English Syntactic Differences: A Case of English Reading Anxiety in Taiwanese University Students

Yu-Hsiu Liu, Keiko K. Samimy
2012 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
This survey study investigated the potential role of Chinese-English syntactic differences in English reading anxiety among 189 Taiwanese university students. With the use of the Foreign Language Reading Anxiety Scale (FLRAS; Saito, Horwitz, & Garza, 1999) and the Survey of Anxiety in Reading Chinese-English syntactic differences (SARCE; a self-designed measure), the study showed that Chinese-English syntactic differences in the passive and relative constructions were a significant factor
more » ... ficant factor attributing to the participants' English reading anxiety. Index Terms-foreign language reading anxiety, Chinese-English syntactic differences, The English relative clause, the English passive, Taiwanese university students
doi:10.4304/tpls.2.7.1363-1369 fatcat:6nyimedsbfftbookkchlmvik2i