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Reading and Language Learning

Reading and Language Learning

Keiko Koda (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-17574-6

Oct 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

232 pages

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$55.95

Description

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.
Koda, K. Reading and language learning: Cross-linguistic constraints on second-language reading development.

Bialystok, E. Acquisition of literacy in bilingual children: A framework for research. (from 52.1, 159-199, 2002).

Nassaji, H. Schema theory and knowledge-based processes in second language reading comprehension: A need for alternative perspectives. (from 52:2, 439-482, 2002).

Stevenson, M., Schoonen, R., & de Glopper, K. Inhibition or compensation? A multidimensional comparison of reading processes in Dutch and English. (from 53:4, 765-815, 2003).

Pulido, D. The relationship between text comprehension and second language incidental vocabulary acquisition: A matter of topic familiarity. (from 54:3, 469-523, 2004).

Wang, M. & Koda, K. Commonalities and differences in word identification skills among learners of English as a second language. (from 55:1, 71-98, 2005)


  • 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.