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Theoretical Framework, Literature Review, and the Current Project

  • Chan Lü
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Abstract

This chapter first provides the theoretical underpinnings for the studies described in this book, including the component approach to reading, cross-linguistic transfer, and metalinguistic awareness in reading development, and the input-driving view of learning. The chapter also reviews current literature on learning to read through one-way immersion programs involving different language pairs, notably French immersion in Canada, foreign language immersion in North America, and English immersion in China. Based on the review, this chapter outlines the research questions and methodology used in the current project.

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