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ERIC Number: EJ889570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-1464-3154
Syllabic Processing in Deaf Readers of French: A Second-Language Question?
Daigle, Daniel; Ammar, Ahlem; Berthiaume, Rachel; Besse, Anne-Sophie.; Bastien, Michel
Deafness and Education International, v12 n1 p16-33 Mar 2010
This study aims at investigating syllabic processes in deaf readers (n = 35) who were compared to readers of French as a second language (n = 23) and to expert readers (n = 40). Two experimental tasks varying in their degree of phonological awareness were created: one awareness- task and one awareness+ task. Results show that all participants have knowledge related to some syllabic structures of written French. However, that knowledge is more evident in the awareness- task than in the awareness+ task. The difference between results on both tasks is greater in the deaf group than in second-language readers or the expert readers. These results are discussed in terms of complementarity of syllabic processes in reading and in relation to the status of French for deaf readers. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Montreal)