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ERIC Number: EJ859584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-1539-0578
A Limitation on Reading as a Source of Linguistic Input: Evidence from Deaf Learners
Bochner, Joseph H.; Bochner, Anne M.
Reading in a Foreign Language, v21 n2 p143-158 Oct 2009
This paper identifies a general limitation on printed text as a source of input for language acquisition. The paper contends that printed material can only serve as a source of linguistic input to the extent that the learner is able to make use of phonological information in reading. Focusing on evidence from the acquisition of spoken language and literacy skills in deaf individuals, the paper explains why print is not an adequate source of input for language acquisition in learners with limited phonological knowledge of a spoken language. (Contains 1 note.)
Reading in a Foreign Language. National Foreign Language Resource Center, 1859 East-West Road #106, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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