Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies ›› 2023, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (5): 112-123.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8921.2023.05.011

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The Past and Future of Foreign Language Reading Research:A Visual Study of Literature Based on CNKI and WOS Databases

FAN Li()   

  • Online:2023-10-28 Published:2023-11-16


Reading plays a significant role in the study and teaching of foreign languages. This paper uses CiteSpace to visually analyze the literature from CNKI (1982.1-2021.9) and WOS (2001.1-2021.12) from a variety of angles, including research issues, development, methods, etc. The goal is to identify the current state of reading research, explore its trends, and examine the similarities and differences between reading research conducted domestically and abroad. It attempts to offer recommendations for implementing scientific, localized, diversified, and organized research and teaching of foreign language reading.

Key words: reading research, foreign language reading research, foreign language teaching, visual analysis of literature

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