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Background Knowledge, Linguistic Complexity, and Second-Language Reading Comprehension
Examines the role of cultural background knowledge on the reading comprehension of third graders acquiring literacy in Dutch as a first and second language while reading noncontrived texts from the reading curricula. Finds a facilitating effect of cultural familiarity for both reading comprehension and reading efficiency. Notes that this effect was restricted for the minority children to linguistically simple texts. (RS)
Contributor: Droop, Mienke, Verhoeven, Ludo
Date Published: Jun
Journal/Secondary Title: Journal of Literacy Research
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Theme: Multicultural Issues in Literacy Research and Practice.
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