Annotated Bibliography of Works on Extensive Reading in a Second Language
Archivists: Meng Huat Chau, Imogen Custance, Clint Denison, George M. Jacobs, Jason Kok Khiang Loh, Stuart McLean, Scott Miles, Willy A. Renandya, Thomas N. Robb, Rob Waring
Retrieved: April 19, 2019
In this bibliography, we have attempted to compile references and abstracts for works of various kinds related to the use of extensive reading in second language education. The term second language is intended to include foreign language. A small number of works on heritage language education are included. A heritage language can be defined as a language not used by the dominant culture, but used by the family or associated with the culture of the students' heritage.
We compiled the bibliography, first of all, for ourselves, because we knew it would be useful for our own research, programme development, academic publications, conference papers and workshops, and courses we teach for teachers and for second language learners. Also, we hope it will save us time when people ask us about extensive reading. If the bibliography would benefit us, perhaps others too would benefit.
When it came to deciding what to include in the bibliography, our key criterion was accessibility. Therefore, we did not include dissertations, and conference papers have not been included unless available electronically. Nevertheless, we realize that those educationists without access to well-stocked libraries will still have difficulties obtaining all the works included in the bibliography.
This bibliography is an on-going project that will, with your kind assistance, be updated at irregular intervals. We welcome feedback and additions. If you wish to suggest an addition, please use the form available here. We are actively seeking people to join us in maintaining the bibliography. Please contact us if you are interested.
The abstracts came from five sources:
To make it easier to find works on topics of interest, we have categorized the works in the bibliography by topics. This cross-referencing is not comprehensive, but we offer it for whatever assistance it might bring. (The works in italics report or review empirical investigations.) Clicking on an item will jump you to that item in the bibliography. Click 'Back' to return to the Subject Index. All entries are listed in chronological order below this subject index.