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Investigating the relationship between reading comprehension and semantic skill in children with English as an Additional Language: a focus on idiom comprehension

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The current study builds upon previous UK EAL research by i. sampling EAL children who do not struggle with reading comprehension and ii. investigating participants’ semantic ability at the word, sentence and discourse levels. Four groups of 9-10 year old children were recruited: EAL Average Readers; EL1 Average Readers; EAL Above Average Readers; EL1 Above Average Readers. At the word level, EL1 participants significantly outperformed EAL participants on 2 out of 6 vocabulary measures admin...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Educational Studies

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:57e1ba53-59b2-45a7-8e8c-7f5de6362dc9
Local pid:
ora:8207
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English
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