Reading and Language Learning
October 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Reading and language learning are interdependent. While reading necessitates linguistic knowledge, reading ability enhances linguistic knowledge expansion. This volume explores the reciprocal relationship between reading and language learning.
- Explores how reading and language learning are interrelated, bringing new insights to discussions on the
unique nature of reading development in a second language
- Covers topics including cross-linguistic constraints on second-language reading development, bilingualism
and literacy, linguistic resources and reading strategies, incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading,
local language processing and global text comprehension, and cross-linguistic effects on word identification
- Views second-language reading as a multi-faceted and multi-lingual construct
- Examines a variety of reading sub-skills, ranging from word identification to discourse comprehension.