Reading in more than one language: Behavior and brain perspectives

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Learning to read in a second language is a widespread phenomenon that poses interesting questions at both the brain and the behavioral levels: to what degree are first and second language reading dependant on the same neural substrates? Can skills mastered in the context of first language literacy be transferred to second language literacy? Are the relations between first and second language literacy skills different for language pairs that do or do not share a script? The chapter discusses these issues, presents a summary of current behavioral and imaging (ERP and fMRI) research and outlines possible implications for informing instruction practices in second language learning

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReading, Writing, Mathematics and the Developing Brain
Subtitle of host publicationListening to Many Voices
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9789400740860
ISBN (Print)9789400740853
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)


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