An Overview of Cross-language Transfer in Bilingual Reading

Aydin Y. Durgunoglu, Barbara J. Hancin

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The focus of this chapter is on the influence of first-language knowledge, strategies and processes on reading in a second language, that is, on cross-language transfer. We identify major subcomponents of the reading process and review research that examines the influence of the first language within those subcomponents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCognitive Processing in Bilinguals
Number of pages21
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Publication series

NameAdvances in Psychology
ISSN (Print)0166-4115

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