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ERIC Number: EJ454519
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0264-2425
The Case of the Invisible Vowels: Arabic Speakers Reading English Words.
Ryan, Ann; Meara, Paul
Reading in a Foreign Language, v7 n2 p531-40 Spr 1991
A pilot experiment showed that Arabic speakers tended to confuse words with similar consonantal structures. Findings support the hypothesis that Arabic-speaking learners of English, because of the lexical structure and orthography of their native language, tend to rely heavily on consonants when attempting to recognize English words. (five references) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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