Acquisition of Reading in Dutch

Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is to compile a collection of high-quality monographs on language acquisition.

Acquisition of Reading in Dutch

Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is to compile a collection of high-quality monographs on language acquisition. The series serves the needs of everyone who wants to know more about the problem of language acquisition in general and/or about language acquisition in specific contexts.

Cross Language Studies of Learning to Read and Spell

The ability to manipulate speech sounds depends on knowing alphabetic writing. Cognition, 24, 31–44. Reitsma, P. (1990). Development of orthographic knowledge. In P. Reitsma & L. Verhoeven (Eds.), Acquisition of reading in Dutch (pp.

Cross Language Studies of Learning to Read and Spell

The present volume is based on the proceedings of the Advanced Study Institute (AS I) sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held in Alvor, Algarve, Portugal. A number of scholars from different countries participated in the two-week institute on Cognitive and linguistic aspects of reading, writing, and spelling. The present papers are further versions with modifications and refinements from those presented at the Advanced Study Institute. Several people and organizations have helped us in this endeavor and their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. Our special thanks are to: the Scientific Affairs division of NATO for providing the major portions of the financial support, Dr. L.V. da Cunha of NATO and Dr. THo Kester and Mrs. Barbara Kester of the International Transfer of Science and Technology of the various aspects of the institute; and (ITST) for their help and support the staff of Hotel Alvor Praia for making our stay a pleasant one by helping us to run the institute smoothly.

Precursors of Functional Literacy

The representation problem in reading acquisition . ... Relationship between single word decoding and reading comprehension skill . ... In P. Reitsma & L. Verhoeven ( Eds . ) , Acquisition of reading in Dutch ( 43–64 ) .

Precursors of Functional Literacy

The purpose of this volume is to present recent research in the field of the acquisition of functional literacy and its precursors. The volume aims to capture the state of the art in this rapidly expanding field. An attempt is made to clarify the vague and often inconsistent definitions of functional literacy from the perspective of development. Cognitive, linguistic, educational, and social factors of literacy development are all taken into account. The volume consists of three subsequent parts. The first part goes into phonological precursors of literacy development. In this part the focus is on the development of early language precursors of of reading and writing. The cultural foundations of these precursors are explored, and their links with reading development are dealt with in detail. Different psycholinguistic approaches are also proposed to explain the occurrence of literacy problems. In the second part, the scope is on the constraints of reading and writing efficiency at the word level and beyond. The acquisition of reading and writing is seen as a result from the interaction between phonological, orthographic, and semantic processes. A crosslinguistic perspective is taken on the role of writing system factors in the acquisition of literacy skills. The final part deals with the role of social and educational factors in literacy acquisition. Starting from a crosscultural perspective, the central issue is how the attainment of functional literacy is dependent on sociocultural variation. The predictors of more advanced levels of literacy development are considered, including foreign language literacy and adult literacy.

Reading and Writing Disorders in Different Orthographic Systems

This issue will shortly be addressed later on, after presenting some information regarding Dutch orthography, reading instruction, and failure to acquire the reading skill. DUTCH ORTHOGRAPHY History The present Dutch orthography used in ...

Reading and Writing Disorders in Different Orthographic Systems

Even though Specific Reading Disability (Dyslexia) has been clinically recognized as a developmental learning disorder for nearly a hundred years. only within the past two decades it has become the subject of major experimental investigation. Because. by definition. dyslexic children are of average or superior intelligence. it is often suspected that some arcane feature of the written language is responsible for the inordinate difficulty experienced by these children in learning to read. The occasional claim that developmental dyslexia is virtually nonexistent in some languages coupled with the fact that languages differ in their writing systems has further rendered orthography a subject of serious investigation. The present Volume represents a collection of preliminary reports of investigations that explored the relationship between orthography and reading disabilities in different languages. Even though not explicitly stated. these reports are concerned with the question whether or not some orthographies are easier to learn to read and write than others. One dimension on which orthographies differ from each other is the kind of relationship they bear to pronunciation. The orthographies examined in this book range from the ones that have a simple one-to one grapheme-phoneme relationship to those which have a more complex relationship.

Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems

Cognitive and linguistic constraints on phoneme isolation in Dutch kindergartners. Learning & Instruction, 18, 391–403. de Graaff, ... Orthographic context and the acquisition of orthographic knowledge in normal and dyslexic readers.

Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems

Around the world, children embark on learning to read in their home language or writing system. But does their specific language, and how it is written, make a difference to how they learn? How is learning to read English similar to or different from learning in other languages? Is reading alphabetic writing a different challenge from reading syllabic or logographic writing? Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems examines these questions across seventeen languages representing the world's different major writing systems. Each chapter highlights the key features of a specific language, exploring research on learning to read, spell, and comprehend it, and on implications for education. The editors' introduction describes the global spread of reading and provides a theoretical framework, including operating principles for learning to read. The editors' final chapter draws conclusions about cross-linguistic universal trends, and the challenges posed by specific languages and writing systems.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Leefsituatie van kinderen tot 12 jaar in Nederland (Social context of children under 12 in The Netherlands). ITS, Nijmegen. Piek, K.: 1995, Lezen – Zoveel ... Acquisition of reading in Dutch, Foris Publications, Dordrecht, pp. 1-13.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

This is the second volume of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education (8 vols). It draws on some 25 state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of literacy prepared by an international group of leading writers and researchers. It emphasizes the impact of globalization on our understanding of literacy. The approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on insights from fields as diverse as anthropology and computer science, sociolinguistics and psychology.

Functional Literacy

Finally, the acquisition of reading comprehension in Dutch as a second language was examined. There are several striking contrasts between Turkish and Dutch that correlate with the coherence of text. In Turkish the definiteindefinite ...

Functional Literacy

The purpose of the volume is to open up new perspectives in the study of literacy by bringing together current research findings from linguistics, psychology, sociology and anthropology. The book divides into five parts. The first part deals with theoretical questions related to the definition and the modeling of the construct of functional literacy. The second part goes into the notion of literacy development. Both societal and individual aspects of literacy development are taken into account. In the next two parts the actual achievement of literacy in various regions of the world is dealt with. In part 3 the focus is on attaining literacy in developing societies, and in part 4 on attaining literacy in industrialized societies. In the final part the question is raised how functional literacy can be promoted through education. Starting from a cross-cultural perspective the central issue is how standards of functional literacy can be established throughout the world.

LITERACY ACQUISITION SOCIAL

Apartfrom van den Bosch's lexical decision experiment, the evidence points in the direction ofa roleof onsetrime structure inreading English, but not in reading Dutch. Evenfor English, however, the evidence from training studies is not ...

LITERACY ACQUISITION SOCIAL

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Developmental Dyslexia across Languages and Writing Systems

Specific contributions of phonological abilities to early reading acquisition: Results from a Dutch latent variable longitudinal study. Journal of Educational Psychology, 91,450–476. de Jong, P. F., & van der Leij, A. (2003).

Developmental Dyslexia across Languages and Writing Systems

The first truly systematic, multi-disciplinary, and cross-linguistic study of the language and writing system factors affecting the emergence of dyslexia.

Ethnic Minority Children Acquiring Literacy

In this chapter the acquisition of lexical abilities by Turkish children in Dutch as a second language is under ... the intralingual and interlingual strategies Turkish children use while reading and spelling isolated words in Dutch.

Ethnic Minority Children Acquiring Literacy

Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is to compile a collection of high-quality monographs on language acquisition. The series serves the needs of everyone who wants to know more about the problem of language acquisition in general and/or about language acquisition in specific contexts.

Reading from Words to Multiple Texts

A cross-linguistic comparison of children learning to read in English and Dutch. Journal ofEducational Psychology, 96, ... In P. B. Gough, L. C. Ehri, & R. Treiman (Eds.), Reading acquisition (pp. 145–174). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Reading  from Words to Multiple Texts

Increasing the mastery of reading and text literacy in the general population is one of the most important challenges faced by both developed and developing societies. Providing a new reference for researchers and practitioners involved in this domain, this book brings together empirical research on the multiple levels of language that are involved in reading. It emphasizes the concrete outcomes of scientific research, and illustrates the continuity among levels. The chapters deal with clearly articulated questions, provide up-to-date reviews of the literature, and include discussions of the impacts of research outcomes for the practice of reading instruction. Furthermore, the volume addresses the gap between restricted and more functional approaches to reading competency. Finally, it addresses some of the new issues that arise from the rapid changes in reading practices that are related to the diffusion of digital technologies. Featuring contributions from authors who are among the acknowledged leaders in the field and presenting the state of the art and current controversies in reading and literacy research, this volume honors the profound impact of Charles Perfetti on reading research.

Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia

Findings of a Dutch study by Reitsma (1983) had indicated that beginning readers remember letter details about sight words but disabled readers do not. Our study was intended to replicate and extend Reitsma's study using ...

Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia

The chapters in this volume are based on presentations made at a recent conference on cognitive and linguistic foundations of reading acquisition. The researchers who participated have all made contributions to the theoretical and empirical understanding of how children learn to read. They were asked to address not only what they have learned from their research, but also to discuss unsolved problems. This dialogue prompted numerous questions of both a theoretical and applied nature, generated heated debate, and fueled optimism about the important gains that have been made in the scientific understanding of the reading process, especially of the critical role played by phonological abilities.

Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education

ASL and reading achievement were also correlated with the ability to reproduce a fingerspelled word in writing and ... of the Netherlands usually had larger vocabularies in written Dutch, which in turn facilitated reading acquisition.

Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education

This edited volume brings together diverse issues and evidence in two related multidisciplinary domains: bilingualism among deaf learners - in sign language and the written/spoken vernacular - and bilingual deaf education.

Grammatical Features and the Acquisition of Reference

This book discusses to what extent errors young children make with their interpretation of definite articles and pronouns are due to their immature pragmatic skills, and to what extent incomplete syntactic development plays a role.

Grammatical Features and the Acquisition of Reference

This book discusses to what extent errors young children make with their interpretation of definite articles and pronouns are due to their immature pragmatic skills, and to what extent incomplete syntactic development plays a role.

Literacy Without Frontiers

Proceedings of the 7th European and 28th United Kingdom Reading Association Annual Conference at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, July 1991 United ... In P Reitsma , L Verhoeven ( Eds . ) Acquisition of Reading in Dutch ( pp.43–64 ) .

Literacy Without Frontiers


Issues in Education by Subject Profession and Vocation 2011 Edition

“To investigate the effect of concurrent instruction in Dutch and English on reading acquisition in both languages, 23 pupils were selected from a school with bilingual education, and 23 from a school with education in Dutch only.

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Measuring Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

Vocabulary Learning from Reading Comic Books In Horst and Meara's (1999) study, a single, adult, English nativespeaking learner of Dutch was asked to read an extended text once a week for several weeks. The learner agreed to avoid all ...

Measuring Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

Measuring Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition provides an examination of the background to testing vocabulary knowledge in a second language and in particular considers the effect that word frequency and lexical coverage have on learning and communication in a foreign language. It examines the tools we have for assessing the various facets of vocabulary knowledge such as aural and written word recognition, the link with word meaning, and vocabulary depth. These are illustrated and the scores they produce are demonstrated to provide normative data. Vocabulary acquisition from course books and in the classroom in examined, as is vocabulary uptake from informal tasks. This book ties scores on tests of vocabulary breadth to performance on standard foreign language examinations and on hierarchies of communicative performance such as the CEFR.

A Study on the Effect of Terminology on L2 Reading Comprehension

From 1.2.2 it may be concluded that medical English , especially medical English reading , has widespread use in Dutch medical communication . By itself this could be enough to warrant some interest from a second - language acquisition ...

A Study on the Effect of Terminology on L2 Reading Comprehension


Entertainment Computing ICEC 2004

Reitsma, P. & Verhoeven, L., Acquisition of Reading Dutch, Foris Publications, Dordrecht, the Netherlands (1990). 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Romeo G.I., Edwards S., Read-It: A Multi-modal Tangible Interface for Children Who Learn to Read ...

Entertainment Computing   ICEC 2004

The advancement of information and communication technologies (ICT) has enabled broad use of ICT and facilitated the use of ICT in the private and personal domain. ICT-related industries are directing their business targets to home applications. Among these applications, entertainment will differentiate ICT applications in the private and personal market from the of?ce. Comprehensive research and development on ICT - plications for entertainment will be different for the promotion of ICT use in the home and other places for leisure. So far engineering research and development on enterta- ment has never been really established in the academic communities. On the other hand entertainment-related industries such as the video and computer game industries have been growing rapidly in the last 10 years, and today the entertainment computing bu- ness outperforms the turnover of the movie industry. Entertainment robots are drawing theattentionofyoungpeople. TheeventcalledRoboCuphasbeenincreasingthenumber of participants year by year. Entertainment technologies cover a broad range of pr- ucts and services: movies, music, TV (including upcoming interactive TV), VCR, VoD (including music on demand), computer games, game consoles, video arcades, g- bling machines, the Internet (e. g. , chat rooms, board and card games, MUD), intelligent toys, edutainment, simulations, sport, theme parks, virtual reality, and upcoming service robots. The?eldofentertainmentcomputingfocusesonusers’growinguseofentertainment technologies at work, in school and at home, and the impact of this technology on their behavior. Nearly every working and living place has computers, and over two-thirds of childreninindustrializedcountrieshavecomputersintheirhomesaswell.