ERIC Number: EJ634544
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Processing Novel Phonemic Contrasts in the Acquisition of L2 Word Reading.
Wade-Woolley, Lesly; Geva, Esther
Scientific Studies of Reading, v4 n4 p295-311 Oct 2000
Administers a phonological task to 34 English-speaking grade 2 children (attending a bilingual English-Hebrew elementary school) to tap sensitivity to a phonemic contrast that occurs productively in Hebrew but is phonotactically constrained in English. Concludes a general level of phonological ability is required for reading to develop but that phonological elements specific to the second-language present additional challenges to beginning readers. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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