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ERIC Number: ED210639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
Learning to Speak and Learning to Read.
Richgels, Donald J.
Based on the premise that research findings about children's language acquisition might support theories about the learning of reading, this paper reviews research that has addressed the development of language production and the relationship between language ability and reading achievement. The first section of the literature review deals with research offering explanations of language production development, and includes discussions of the nativist and cognitive theories of language acquisition. The second section presents research concerned with the interaction between language development and learning to read, and covers those studies that (1) directly apply language theories to reading achievement, (2) see a difference between oral and written language and, therefore, a difference in learning to speak and learning to read, and (3) consider oral language competency to be important in learning to read. The paper concludes that reading teachers must become aware of elements of language competence, but cautious about assuming a direct carryover of this competence to reading tasks. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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