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Article: Reading comprehension difficulties in Chinese-English bilingual children

TitleReading comprehension difficulties in Chinese-English bilingual children
Authors
KeywordsBilingual children
Cognitive and linguistic weakness
L2 learning
Poor comprehender
Issue Date2017
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/6124
Citation
Dyslexia, 2017, v. 24 n. 1, p. 59-83 How to Cite?
AbstractThe co-occurrence of reading comprehension difficulties for first language (L1) Chinese and second language (L2) English and associated longitudinal cognitive–linguistic correlates in each language were investigated. Sixteen poor comprehenders in English and 16 poor comprehenders in Chinese, 18 poor readers in both, and 18 children with normal performance in both were identified at age 10. The prevalence rate for being poor in both was 52.94%, suggesting that approximately half of children who are at risk for Chinese reading comprehension difficulty are also at risk for English reading comprehension difficulty. Chinese word reading, phonological, and morphological awareness were longitudinal correlates of poor comprehension in Chinese. English word reading and vocabulary were longitudinal correlates of poor comprehension in English. Chinese phonological awareness was an additional correlate of poor comprehension in English. Moreover, poor comprehenders in both Chinese and English showed slower rapid automatized naming scores than the other groups. Findings highlight some factors that might be critical for reading comprehension in L1 Chinese and L2 English; fluency is likely to be a critical part of reading comprehension across languages.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/261301
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2017 Impact Factor: 1.186
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.769
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dc.contributor.authorTong, X-
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, C-
dc.contributor.authorShu, H-
dc.contributor.authorHo, CSH-
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-14T08:55:57Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-14T08:55:57Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationDyslexia, 2017, v. 24 n. 1, p. 59-83-
dc.identifier.issn1076-9242-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/261301-
dc.description.abstractThe co-occurrence of reading comprehension difficulties for first language (L1) Chinese and second language (L2) English and associated longitudinal cognitive–linguistic correlates in each language were investigated. Sixteen poor comprehenders in English and 16 poor comprehenders in Chinese, 18 poor readers in both, and 18 children with normal performance in both were identified at age 10. The prevalence rate for being poor in both was 52.94%, suggesting that approximately half of children who are at risk for Chinese reading comprehension difficulty are also at risk for English reading comprehension difficulty. Chinese word reading, phonological, and morphological awareness were longitudinal correlates of poor comprehension in Chinese. English word reading and vocabulary were longitudinal correlates of poor comprehension in English. Chinese phonological awareness was an additional correlate of poor comprehension in English. Moreover, poor comprehenders in both Chinese and English showed slower rapid automatized naming scores than the other groups. Findings highlight some factors that might be critical for reading comprehension in L1 Chinese and L2 English; fluency is likely to be a critical part of reading comprehension across languages.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/6124-
dc.relation.ispartofDyslexia-
dc.rightsDyslexia. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.-
dc.subjectBilingual children-
dc.subjectCognitive and linguistic weakness-
dc.subjectL2 learning-
dc.subjectPoor comprehender-
dc.titleReading comprehension difficulties in Chinese-English bilingual children-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailHo, CSH: shhoc@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHo, CSH=rp00631-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/dys.1566-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85029378895-
dc.identifier.hkuros289956-
dc.identifier.volume24-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage59-
dc.identifier.epage83-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000431862800005-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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