Bilingual Performance in Reading and Writing

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In the past decade, literacy in second language has emerged as one of the most significant and intriguing topics of inquiry into language processes, human knowledge, cultural practices, and educational policy. Whereas earlier inquiry, theories and policies had often considered literacy and bilingualism as quite different issues, research in recent years has emphasized their interdependence psychologically as well as their combined importance and variable manifestations in many key domains of schooling, work and everyday life.
This volume brings together eleven major empirical studies of bilingual performance in reading and writing. The studies have all appeared over the past five years in separate issues of Language Learning and as such represent not only the best of recent, published research on this topic, but also they provide a single resource suitable for advanced study in graduate seminars or teacher education as well as a key reference for future inquiry.
[Best of Language Learning, 1]  1994.  vi, 378 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: Research Club in Language Learning
Table of Contents
Introduction
1–20
Section I: Studies of Bilingual Reading
Awareness of Text Structure: Effects on Recall
Patricia L. Carrell
23–41
Second-Language Readers' Memory for Narrative Texts: Evidence for Structure-Preserving Top-Down Processing
Yukie Horiba, Paul van den Broek and Charles R. Fletcher
43–71
The Relationship Between First- and Second-Language Reading Comprehension of Occupation-Specific Texts
Janet Donin and Maria Silva
73–102
Phonological Recoding in the First- and Second-Language Reading of Skilled Bilinguals
Norman Segalowitz and Martine Hébert
103–135
Section II: Studies of Bilingual Writing
Language Proficiency, Writing Ability, and Composing Strategies: A Study of ESL College Student Writers
Ann Raimes
139–172
Writing Expertise and Second-Language Proficiency
Alister Cumming
173–221
Effects of First Language on Second-Language Writing: Translation versus Direct Composition
Hiroe Kobayashi and Carol Rinnert
223–255
Evidence of Transfer and Loss in Developing Second-Language Writers
Joan Eisterhold Carson and Phyllis A. Kuehn
257–281
Orality/Literacy and Group Differences in Second-Language Acquisition
Lynne Hansen
283–305
Section III: Assessing Innovative Approaches to Biliteracy Instruction
Effects on ESL Reading of Teaching Cultural Content Schemata
Pamela Floyd and Patricia L. Carrell
309–329
Acquiring Literacy in a Second Language: The Effect of Book-Based Programs
Warwick B. Elley
331–366
Index
367–378
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  94009591