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Kremin, Lena V.; Arredondo, Maria M.; Hsu, Lucy Shih-Ju; Satterfield, Teresa; Kovelman, Ioulia – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
Models of monolingual literacy propose that reading acquisition builds upon children's semantic, phonological, and orthographic knowledge. The relationships between these components vary cross-linguistically, yet it is generally unknown how these differences impact bilingual children's literacy. A comparison between Spanish-English bilingual and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hill, Margaret S.; Wagovich, Stacy A.; Manfra, Louis – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Most vocabulary growth during the school-age years occurs incidentally. However, little is understood about the influence of language skills on word knowledge growth during reading. Using a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design, we examined incidental word learning through reading, considering the presence/absence of supportive context and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Aptitude, Learning Processes, Oral Language
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Costa-Guerra, Leslie; Costa-Guerra, Boris – Cogent Education, 2016
The Pueblo People of the Southwest face numerous challenges with reference to language issues. A substantial number of Native American students are placed into special education possibly due to different linguistic abilities. The over-identification of Native American students for special education programs may be due to the lack of knowledge as a…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Special Education, Vocabulary Development, Language Usage