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ERIC Number: EJ928416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Rapid Naming Speed Components and Reading Comprehension in Bilingual Children
Li, Miao; Kirby, John; Georgiou, George K.
Journal of Research in Reading, v34 n1 p6-22 Feb 2011
This study examined the development of rapid automatised naming (RAN) components (i.e. articulation time and pause time) in English and Chinese, and their relations to English reading comprehension, in Chinese English immersion students at Grades 2, 4 and 6. Results indicated that pause time rather than articulation time was highly correlated with total time in both English and Chinese in all three grades. English and Chinese articulation times and English and Chinese pause times were more related after Grade 2. All component times decreased with grade level, but the decrease in English pause time between Grades 2 and 4 was the greatest. English pause time explained variance in English reading comprehension only in Grade 6. There was little evidence of cross-language transfer from Chinese RAN components to English reading comprehension. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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