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Bilingual is as bilingual does: Metalinguistic abilities of Arabic-speaking children
The study explores the effects of the relationship between exposure to two languages in childhood and metalinguistic abilities. Arabic-speaking children who had been exposed to both spoken and
Individual variation in hemispheric asymmetry: multitask study of effects related to handedness and sex.
TLDR
For the most part, measures of performance asymmetry obtained from the different tasks did not correlate with each other, suggesting that individual subjects cannot be simply characterized as strongly or weakly lateralized.
Perceptual load in the reading of Arabic: Effects of orthographic visual complexity on detection
Previous research has suggested that reading Arabic is slower than reading Hebrew or English, even among native Arabic readers. We tested the hypothesis that at least part of the difficulty in
Metalinguistic Awareness and Reading Performance: A Cross Language Comparison
TLDR
It is concluded that native Arabic speakers have more difficulty in processing Arabic orthography than Hebrew monolinguals and bilinguals have in processing Hebrew orthography, and it is suggested that this is due to the additional visual complexity of Arabic Orthography.
Cross-language tests of hemispheric strategies in reading nonwords.
  • Z. Eviatar
  • Psychology, Linguistics
    Neuropsychology
  • 1 October 1999
TLDR
Four experiments explored the effects of specific language characteristics on hemispheric functioning in reading nonwords using a lateralized trigram identification task using nonsense consonant-vowel-consonant trigrams, suggesting differences result from orthographic and morphological differences between the languages.
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