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A cross-linguistic comparison of children learning to read in English and Dutch

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The authors report on a cross-linguistic investigation of the reading skills of 6- to 11-year-old children of English (an opaque orthography) and of Dutch (a transparent orthography). Dutch children were relatively more accurate and faster than English children of the same age at reading words and nonwords and also faster to complete phoneme deletion tasks, but the language differences were smaller than expected and modified by age. The predictors of individual differences in reading were sim...

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10.1037/0022-0663.96.4.785
Journal:
JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY More from this journal
Volume:
96
Issue:
4
Pages:
785-797
Publication date:
2004-12-01
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ISSN:
0022-0663
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:379109
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uuid:cd7f2976-e573-498d-992e-c9a932aaba68
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pubs:379109
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379109
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2013-11-16

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