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(Second) Language Learning and Literacy

  • Ton de Jong
  • Tamara van Gog
  • Kathleen Jenks
  • Sarah Manlove
  • Janet van Hell
  • Jelle Jolles
  • Jeroen van Merriënboer
  • Theo van Leeuwen
  • Annemarie Boschloo
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(Second) Language Learning and Literacy

Literacy is incredibly complex, and a full report on the links between neuroscience and language instruction would be an undertaking all on its own. In this chapter we therefore focus on a number of focal questions: What is the neurological basis of development of literacy? Can cognitive neuroscience help to distinguish between competing models discussed in educational research? What is the role of age of acquisition in second language (L2) learning? Does early L2 learning have a negative impact on acquisition of literacy in the native language? Can late L2 learners process an L2 in a native-like way? First, we give a brief overview of educational research developments in these areas, followed by an overview of neurocognitive contributions.

Keywords

Phonological Processing Phonemic Awareness Supramarginal Gyrus Oral Reading Fluency Dual Route Model 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ton de Jong
    • 1
  • Tamara van Gog
    • 2
  • Kathleen Jenks
    • 3
  • Sarah Manlove
    • 4
  • Janet van Hell
    • 3
  • Jelle Jolles
    • 5
  • Jeroen van Merriënboer
    • 6
  • Theo van Leeuwen
    • 1
  • Annemarie Boschloo
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Behavioral SciencesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  2. 2.Centre for Learning Sciences and TechnologiesOpen University of the NetherlandsHeerlenNetherlands
  3. 3.Behavioural Science InstituteRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenNetherlands
  4. 4.University of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  5. 5.Faculty of Psychology and EducationVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  6. 6.Open University of the NetherlandsHeerlenNetherlands

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