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ERIC Number: EJ778851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Relationship between L1 and L2 Word-Level Reading and Phonological Processing in Adults Learning English as a Second Language
Harrison, Gina L.; Krol, Lisa
Journal of Research in Reading, v30 n4 p379-393 Nov 2007
Word-level reading and phonological processing measures were administered in English and Chinese to adult ESL students whose first language (L1) was Mandarin and whose second language (L2) was English. Instructors also identified students who may be at risk for L2 reading difficulties based on specific identification criteria. L2 phonological processing measures were related to L2 word-level reading and there was a cross-linguistic relationship between L1 and L2 phonological processing measures. Students considered at risk for L2 reading difficulties also differed significantly from those students not at risk on one L1 and several L2 phonological processing measures. Results are discussed in relation to contemporary theory on the assessment and identification of reading difficulties in English language learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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