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ERIC Number: ED123619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 237
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Reading and Recall among Bilingual and Dialect Speaking Children.
Fiege-Kollmann, Laila Maria
This study compares the oral reading performance of Black English (BE) speaking children, bilingual Mexican American (MA) children, and Standard English (SE) speaking children who were average third grade readers. Reading performance was evaluated by a system-oriented analysis of reading errors, of recall, and of reading speed. For the reading error analysis, the errors were tallied into nine error categories: base, morphological, pronunciation substitutions, omissions, additions, reversals, corrections, repetitions, and intonation errors. For the quantitative analysis, the long-term value of the number of errors per hundred words of text was calculated and statistical distributions per error category were plotted. Recall and reading speed were measured, and statistical distributions for each group were graphed. The results showed that, in general, the BE group behaved similarly to the SE group in all error categories, except in morphological and pronunciation substitutions where dialect involvement can be noted. It was concluded that the BE reader is able to predict and interpret as well as the SE reader, with equally good recall. The MA readers made more substitutions of all types. The best reading performance came from the MA group. (Author/MKM)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Irvine