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Reading development in a second language theoretical, empirical, and classroom perspectives by Elizabeth Buchter Bernhardt

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Published by Ablex Pub. Corp. in Norwood, NJ .
Written in English


  • Language and languages -- Study and teaching.,
  • Reading.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-242) and indexes.

StatementElizabeth B. Bernhardt.
SeriesSecond language learning
LC ClassificationsP53.75 .B47 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 250 p. :
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2025516M
ISBN 100893916757
LC Control Number91000264

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Speech and language lessons start in the uterus, where your unborn baby hears and responds to familiar voices. After birth, your newborn learns language by listening to the basic and distinct sounds (phonemes), such as the "tr" and "cl" sounds in the English language. Reading to your newborn gives him or her comforting contact. The most powerful ways to develop children’s literacy skills are also the simplest: talk to them, listen to them, read to them and write with them. When. By reading a book, you remove another limiting factor of language acquisition—that of finding a capable and consistent instructor or mentor. The consistency issue is precluded because the lessons are permanently printed on the : Stevie D. literacy in the first language, levels of oral proficiency in English, education- al backgrounds, and goals for learning English. Subsequent sections give an overview of the reading process for second language learners; discuss the ben- efits of reading for promoting second language development; and summarize.