Language and Literacy Development in Bilingual Settings

Language and Literacy Development in Bilingual Settings

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Grounded in state-of-the-art research, this book explores how English language learners develop both the oral language and literacy skills necessary for school success. Chapters examine the cognitive bases of English acquisition, and how the process is different for children from alphabetic (such as Spanish) and nonalphabetic (such as Chinese) language backgrounds. The book addresses a key challenge facing educators and clinicians: identifying students whose poor English skills may indicate an underlying impairment, as opposed to still-developing language proficiency. Implications for diagnosis, intervention, and instruction are highlighted throughout.According to the test manual for the Woodcocka€“ MuApoz Battery, Spanish tests were equated in difficulty to the ... differed to a considerable extent in number correct on CTOPP Elision (a measure of phonological awareness in which a spokenanbsp;...

Title:Language and Literacy Development in Bilingual Settings
Author:Aydin Yücesan Durgunoglu, Claude Goldenberg
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2011-03-14


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