Lexical Specificity Training Effects in Second Language Learners

@inproceedings{Janssen2015LexicalST,
  title={Lexical Specificity Training Effects in Second Language Learners},
  author={Caressa Janssen and Eliane Segers and James M. McQueen and Ludo Verhoevena},
  year={2015}
}
Children who start formal education in a second language may experience slower vocabulary growth in that language and subsequently experience disadvantages in literacy acquisition. The current study asked whether lexical specificity training can stimulate bilingual children’s phonological awareness, which is considered to be a precursor to literacy. Therefore, Dutch monolingual and Turkish-Dutch bilingual children were taught new Dutch words with only minimal acoustic-phonetic differences. As a… CONTINUE READING

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