27.3519, Books: Dyslexia in First and Foreign Language Learning: Łodej

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Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:42:50
From: Chris Humphrey [chumphrey at c-s-p.org]
Subject: Dyslexia in First and Foreign Language Learning: Łodej

 


Title: Dyslexia in First and Foreign Language Learning 
Subtitle: A Cross-Linguistic Approach 
Publication Year: 2016 
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
	   http://www.cambridgescholars.com/
	

Book URL: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/dyslexia-in-first-and-foreign-language-learning 


Author: Monika Łodej

Hardback: ISBN:  9781443894852 Pages: 160 Price: U.K. £ 41.99
Hardback: ISBN:  9781443894852 Pages: 160 Price: U.S. $ 71.95


Abstract:

According to International Educational Statistics (2008), there are total of
654.9 million school-age children in the world. If dyslexia affects 10–15% of
these youth (Fletcher et al. 2007), this translates to approximately 65–98
million students with difficulties in reading and writing. The EU strategic
plan for education (2010) recognises the need for EU citizens to speak a
foreign language. As such, foreign language courses are introduced on an
obligatory basis at the primary level of education. Dyslexic students are not
exempt from this regulation, and, thus, are confronted with different language
systems that must be mastered. The difficulty here escalates if the systems
differ significantly in their levels of orthographic transparency.

Reading and writing are operationalised by the same biological functions that
are defined by the universal perspective. However, language systems differ in
terms of their transparency; for example, English and French are considered
opaque scripts, whereas Spanish and Italian are described as transparent
orthographies. These differences are discussed in this book as part of the
language specific perspective, which can, in turn, raise questions such as:
“Is a dyslexic student equally impaired in any language they study?” and “Is
the type of difficulty primarily dependent on the language system or is it
rather a dyslexia syndrome?” This volume provides answers through a synthesis
of research on reading difficulties in first and foreign languages and
existing taxonomies of dyslexia sub-types.
 



Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition


Written In: English  (eng)

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