Cross-linguistic Transfer in Reading in Multilingual Contexts

| Clark University
| Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel
ISBN 9789027242778 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027266514 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
This book represents concurrent attempts of multiple researchers to address the issue of cross-linguistic transfer in literacy. It includes broad spectrum of languages and reflects a new generation of conceptualizations of cross-linguistic transfer, offering a different level of complexity by studying children who are trilingual and even learning a fourth language.

The collection of papers in this volume tried to capture the dynamic developmental changes in cross-linguistic transfer that include such factors as age of acquisition, typological proximity of L1 and L2 (and L3, L4), intensity of exposure to language and reading in ambient and newly acquired language(s), quality of input and home literacy. More stringent methodological considerations allowed to isolate specific constructs that suggest either primary levels of children’s metalinguistic abilities (phonological awareness that can be applied cross-linguistically) or a more language-specific constructs (morphological awareness) that relies on various factors, including typological proximity, language proficiency and task demands.

Originally published in Written Language & Literacy, Vol. 17:1 2014.
[Benjamins Current Topics, 89]  2016.  ix, 183 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword: Cross-linguistic transfer in reading in multilingual context – recent research trends
Elena Zaretsky and Mila Schwartz
Introduction: The cross-language transfer journey – a guide to the perplexed
Esther Geva
The development of orthographic processing skills in children in early French immersion programs
Eva Commissaire, Adrian Pasquarella, Xi Chen and Hélène Deacon
How do previously acquired languages affect acquisition of English as a foreign language: The case of Circassian
Janina Kahn-Horwitz, Sara Kuash, Raphiq Ibrahim and Mila Schwartz
Bidirectional cross-linguistic relations of first and second language skills in reading comprehension of Spanish-speaking English learners
Alexandra Gottardo, Christine Javier, Fataneh Farnia, Lorinda Mak and Esther Geva
Concurrent and longitudinal cross-linguistic transfer of phonological awareness and morphological awareness in Chinese-English bilingual children
Yang Cathy Luo, Xi Chen and Esther Geva
The effects of bilingual education on the English language and literacy outcomes of Chinese-speaking children
Kathleen Hipfner-Boucher, Katie Lam and Xi Chen
The role of L1 and L2 reading on L1 preservation and positive cross-linguistic transfer among sequential bilinguals
Elena Zaretsky
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