Article published in:Leerderskenmerken: Individuele verschillen in het leren van talen.
[Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen 37] 1990
► pp. 59–67
Het Leren Van de Geschreven Vorm Van Woorden in een Vreemde Taal
The article centres around the questions of how the written form of words in a foreign language is normally acquired, and how the learning process of dyslexic pupils can be described. A phase model is presented of the way reading and writing are learnt in the mother tongue, incorporating several strategies: the logographemic, alphabetical, orthographic and direct strategies. The research reported on leads to the following conclusions: 1. the strategies outlined in the mother tongue model can also be recognized in the foreign language; 2. the model offers the possibility of describing the learning process in the foreign language in phases, too; 3. the errors made by weak spellers differ quantitatively, not qualitatively, from those made by normal spellers.
Published online: 24 March 2014